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.
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.
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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