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The Air Force Marching Ba from Pse AirForce Base. '1 +, from-the Army National Guard. The reviewing stand. Woodsville/ Wells River Fourth of July n Celebratlo July 4, 1982 WOODSVILLE-- On this 206th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Indepen- dence, villagers and guests gathered to view the hour-long parade through Woodsville and Wells River. A colonial color guard and fife led the parade. Drum beats and tunes from the Air Force Band, Shriners band, and the Woodsville High School Marching Band set the pace. The theme of the day "Walking Down Our Ancestor's Trail" was illustrated in the various floats: from the Wells River, Woodsville, and Indian Head Banks, the Haverhill Senior Citizens, the Lioness Club, the Rotary, and others. Clowns danced and en- tertained (from McDonalds, Seams-Sew-Easy, and children on bicycles). Western horses and ponies, long- frocked ladies riding side- saddle, pony carts and horse buggies passed the review; also, Ed Cowles' 1820 Concord Stagecoach, a perennial favorite. Antique cars showed the mode of our nearer ancestors, from a 1914 Model T Ford to a 1950 Custom Packard. Soldiers marched, in uniforms and fatigues. Fire fighters displayed their ,- equipment and filled the air with their sirens, blending with those of local and state police cruisers and cycles on parade. A formation of jets flew overhead. The Reviewing Stand judged from Downtown Woodsville and WYKR radio station narrated from Wells River. The weather was perfect for a parade--clear blue skies, warm with a light breeze. Only minor mishaps oc- curred, such as a long lag near the beginning of the parade when the proceeding units met the others in return. As the parade began, the Concord Coach was still waiting for its horses. They were caught in traffic from another parade north, but arrived in time to perform stoutly in Woodsville and giving coach rides all afternoon. The afternoon's activity on the community field included chicken barbecues, the Firemen's Muster, Bingo games, crafts displays and flea market stands, and a bouncing game for the children. Of course, there was food, from hot dogs to pizza. "Rex" the 29-year old Arabian Quarter Horse performed at his corral at Sarah Lamarres' house just west of Wells River. Children and adults enjoyed his gentle and clever performance. Showings were at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., the Mt. Sanai Wind Band played popular tunes from their wagon-stage on the community field. They played "God Bless America" as relatives photographed children (or parents) riding the stagecoach and the Boy Scouts sold balloons. The Woodsville High School Band entertained at 8:00 p.m. in the evening, followed by a spectacular hour-long display of fireworks. Many enjoyed the festivities, as attested by the full field and overflowing parking lot. GRAND MARSHAL-- Former Congressman James Cleveland (right) was the Grand Marshall of the parade. William Coons escorts Cleveland. Cub Scouts Realistic float. TODAY, AND TOMORROW-- The Savings Bank showed banking through HORSEMANSHIP-- "Bunny" Elms paraded her beautiful horse down Central Avenue in Woodsville. Fri-endly dog lind dog.cateher. nap. Ready, Aim, Fire. Marching. THE "JO" PLANE--- Rick Maynard, manager of Post Mills Aviation, flew a banner for the Journal Opinion during Woodsvme celebration. Banner flown b3v+"Ib+airplane. What's a celebration without balloons. One rioge-roming up. Chief Steve Savage on duty. July 7, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 5 LEADING THi PARADE-- The Spirit of '76. American Lemon Post of Woodsville set the pace. ' i  ,iii Color Guard from the Woodsville Army National Guard. The Woodsville High School Marching Band. J The Mt. Sinai Band entertained the onlookers during the parade and also at the Community Field. THE FLYOVER-- F4D supersonic jets made two passes over Wooasvme at approximately 12:30. The Green Mountain Boys who flew the jets were: Lt. Col. David Ladd and Maj. Jon Buntenball (plane I); Col. John Leonard and Ist Lt. Jay Smith (plane 2); and Maj. Michael Pressey and Capt. James Grant (plane 3). The Air Force Marching Ba from Pse AirForce Base. '1 +, from-the Army National Guard. The reviewing stand. Woodsville/ Wells River Fourth of July n Celebratlo July 4, 1982 WOODSVILLE-- On this 206th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Indepen- dence, villagers and guests gathered to view the hour-long parade through Woodsville and Wells River. A colonial color guard and fife led the parade. Drum beats and tunes from the Air Force Band, Shriners band, and the Woodsville High School Marching Band set the pace. The theme of the day "Walking Down Our Ancestor's Trail" was illustrated in the various floats: from the Wells River, Woodsville, and Indian Head Banks, the Haverhill Senior Citizens, the Lioness Club, the Rotary, and others. Clowns danced and en- tertained (from McDonalds, Seams-Sew-Easy, and children on bicycles). Western horses and ponies, long- frocked ladies riding side- saddle, pony carts and horse buggies passed the review; also, Ed Cowles' 1820 Concord Stagecoach, a perennial favorite. Antique cars showed the mode of our nearer ancestors, from a 1914 Model T Ford to a 1950 Custom Packard. Soldiers marched, in uniforms and fatigues. Fire fighters displayed their ,- equipment and filled the air with their sirens, blending with those of local and state police cruisers and cycles on parade. A formation of jets flew overhead. The Reviewing Stand judged from Downtown Woodsville and WYKR radio station narrated from Wells River. The weather was perfect for a parade--clear blue skies, warm with a light breeze. Only minor mishaps oc- curred, such as a long lag near the beginning of the parade when the proceeding units met the others in return. As the parade began, the Concord Coach was still waiting for its horses. They were caught in traffic from another parade north, but arrived in time to perform stoutly in Woodsville and giving coach rides all afternoon. The afternoon's activity on the community field included chicken barbecues, the Firemen's Muster, Bingo games, crafts displays and flea market stands, and a bouncing game for the children. Of course, there was food, from hot dogs to pizza. "Rex" the 29-year old Arabian Quarter Horse performed at his corral at Sarah Lamarres' house just west of Wells River. Children and adults enjoyed his gentle and clever performance. Showings were at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., the Mt. Sanai Wind Band played popular tunes from their wagon-stage on the community field. They played "God Bless America" as relatives photographed children (or parents) riding the stagecoach and the Boy Scouts sold balloons. The Woodsville High School Band entertained at 8:00 p.m. in the evening, followed by a spectacular hour-long display of fireworks. Many enjoyed the festivities, as attested by the full field and overflowing parking lot. GRAND MARSHAL-- Former Congressman James Cleveland (right) was the Grand Marshall of the parade. William Coons escorts Cleveland. Cub Scouts Realistic float. TODAY, AND TOMORROW-- The Savings Bank showed banking through HORSEMANSHIP-- "Bunny" Elms paraded her beautiful horse down Central Avenue in Woodsville. Fri-endly dog lind dog.cateher. nap. Ready, Aim, Fire. Marching. THE "JO" PLANE--- Rick Maynard, manager of Post Mills Aviation, flew a banner for the Journal Opinion during Woodsvme celebration. Banner flown b3v+"Ib+airplane. What's a celebration without balloons. One rioge-roming up. Chief Steve Savage on duty. July 7, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 5 LEADING THi PARADE-- The Spirit of '76. American Lemon Post of Woodsville set the pace. ' i  ,iii Color Guard from the Woodsville Army National Guard. The Woodsville High School Marching Band. J The Mt. Sinai Band entertained the onlookers during the parade and also at the Community Field. THE FLYOVER-- F4D supersonic jets made two passes over Wooasvme at approximately 12:30. The Green Mountain Boys who flew the jets were: Lt. Col. David Ladd and Maj. Jon Buntenball (plane I); Col. John Leonard and Ist Lt. Jay Smith (plane 2); and Maj. Michael Pressey and Capt. James Grant (plane 3).