Spirit of Beacon Day Parade 2016 in Pictures

On a glorious Sunday afternoon - no rain date needed here! - the annual Spirit of Beacon Day commenced down Main Street, from the river to the mountain. Groups who designed, built, and decorated floats for the day prepared in various locations throughout the city to finally gather for the big moment: Stepping off at 1 pm to begin the march down Main Street, celebrating the spirit that runs through Beacon. Let's put some faces and floats to the names we read about so often, from people who hold events, make things happen, or are involved with projects you participate in:

The Amerscot Highland Pipe Band

Hello, Mayor Casale and city Council members!

Sue Serino

The Beacon Republican Committee

The Beacon Democratic Party

Throw up your glove for Beacon Girls Softball!

Throw up your glove for Beacon Girls Softball!

Hello, Ron's Ice Cream! We can wait to see you in the spring, in the yellow ice cream house near Memorial Park!

Pack 3001

Troop 411

Derby car of the Beacon Scout Pack

Go Girl Scouts!

Daisy Troop 10289

The Beacon City School District, with Meredith Heuer and Antony Tseng holding the banner, and Anthony White, William Zoph and Kenya Gadsen marching. Interim Superintendent Ann Marie Quartironi.

The people of Strong Communities Work

Beacon's Head Start Program

Yanarella School of Dance and dancers

The Knights of Columbus

The Church of St. Joachim and St. John

Jeepers Spotted in the Parade! If you have estimates on how many Jeepers were in this Spirit of Beacon Parade, please let us know in the comments! we estimated about 30.

The Beacon High School Band

The Beacon Players - The High School Theatre Company

The Beacon Players' Promotion of the upcoming performance of "grease"!

The Beacon Players' Promotion of the upcoming performance of "grease"!

Glenham Elementary School's float to the theme "Tastes of Beacon"

Fidelis Care

South Avenue School's float in the theme of "Tastes of Beacon"

Lions Club International, City of Beacon

J. V. Forrestal Elementary, presenting their float for the theme "Tastes of Beacon"

National Honor Society members from Beacon High School

Sargent Elementary School, presenting their float for the parade theme, "Tastes of Beacon"

The Beacon Historical Society

Diane Lapis (who's written A Little Beacon Blog's Postcard Series) from the Beacon Historical Society as The Dummy Light

Rombout Middle School

The American Red Cross

First Presbyterian Church

Pastor Ben of First Presbyterian Church

ARF Beacon (Animal Rescue Foundation)

Maday Lopez Brown, Member of the Kings Alpha Chapter Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority Inc.

New Covenant Learning Center

The Beacon Bees (competitive readers organized by the Howland Public Library)

The Beacon Sloop Club

The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps

The new ambulance vehicle, ready to climb up and down mountainous roads

Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps Supporters

Beacon Fire Department and those from surrounding communities.