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October 8, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News No Comments

The Community Pride Award in the 1900s Division of Coventry’s 300th Anniversary Parade, held Sept. 29 2012, was the Coventry Agriculture Committee float. Photo courtesy of the 300th Anniversary Committee.

Coventry’s 300th Anniversary Parade Committee recently announced the Community Pride Award winners from each of 4 divisions in the 300th Anniversary Parade held on Sept. 29, 2012.

Winners were judged on the basis of creativity, authenticity, enthusiasm and entertainment … and the quality and variety put forth by the participants made the decision difficult.

The Coventry High School Band was named the division winner for “2000 and Beyond” in the 300th Anniversary Parade held on Sept. 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of parade committee.

Coventry, CT residents Carol Kent and Charlotte Andersen were the judges.

“Everyone really stepped up to the plate to put on an excellent parade,” said Parade Committee Co-Chair Joan Lewis. “The judges really had their work cut out for them, and we thank them for their efforts at the reviewing stand.”

The winners of the Community Pride Award in each Division are:

1700s Division:  Governor’s Foot Guard Band

1800s Division:   Museum of CT Glass float

1900s Division:   Coventry Agricultural Committee float

2000 and Beyond Division:   Coventry High School Band

In addition, the judges awarded a special “Most Popular” award to the Booth & Dimock Library Book Cart Drill Team for their creativity in preparing a synchronized book cart routine – a crowd favorite at the event. Photo courtesy of the parade committee.

In addition, the judges awarded a special “Most Popular” award to the Booth & Dimock Library Book Cart Drill Team for their creativity in preparing a synchronized book cart routine – a crowd favorite at the event.

Winners will be presented with plaques commemorating their accomplishment at a date to be scheduled later this fall.

The parade was one of the major highlights in the year-long celebration of Coventry’s 300th Anniversary. To view a slide show of the parade, visit the town web site at http://www.coventryct.org.

Two additional 300th Anniversary events were held on Oct. 6, “Tea & Timeless Threads”— a formal tea and fashion show with a focus on the in-styles spanning the last 300 years and an authentic 1880 funeral service with with the casket conveyed from church to cemetery by costumed re-enactors, with commentary on changes in practices from the 19th century to the present.

For more information about Coventry’s 300th Anniversary, visit the Town’s website at http://www.coventryct.org

Posted October 8, 2012

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