Patriotism with a fun twist at Marion Fourth of July Parade

By Andrea Ray | Jul 04, 2017
Photo by: Andrea Ray A parade display from the Marion Fire Department

Marion — Participants in Marion's annual Fourth of July parade boasted patriotism, candy, and the occasional zany twist.

There were over 80 entrants in the parade, including several papier-mache eagles from the Sippican Lands Trust, a row of pristine, expertly-restored antique Farmall tractors from Cantaweevit Farm in West Wareham, a miniature version of the Harbormaster's truck (along with several mini-Harbormasters), and of course several patriotic antique cars.

A crowd favorite was the Ford driven by the Mackenzie family, who dubbed their display the "Tribute to Adam West." Despite the heat, which must have felt even stronger under the famous cowl, Batman jogged behind the car as the Joker and Batgirl waved from inside.

Other crowd favorites included a ship display from Cape Cod Shipbuilding, a (what else) candy-filled truck from Patrick's Candy Pantry in Mattapoisett, and the float honoring World War II veterans.



The Mackenzie family and their parade entry -- a tribute to the original Batman, Adam West. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
Taking in the crowds from inside the float of the South Coast Children's Chorus. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
The Harbormaster's truck towed its own miniature doppelganger, along with several future Harbormasters! (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
The Sippican Lands Trust members showed off with one of their (more than) life size birds. (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
A few participants chose to let their political flags fly! (Photo by: Andrea Ray)
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