Parade kicks off 34th Annual Hampden Children’s Day

Posted Aug. 17, 2013, at 12:15 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 17, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.
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Spectators spread along Main Road North in Hampden watch on Saturday as a large bicycle contingent from Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine passes by during the Hampden Children's Day parade.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Spectators spread along Main Road North in Hampden watch on Saturday as a large bicycle contingent from Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine passes by during the Hampden Children's Day parade. Buy Photo
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
The Anah Funsters march through downtown Hampden Saturday during the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz The Anah Funsters march through downtown Hampden Saturday during the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
A little boy watching the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday pats a miniature horse that was part of an equestrian unit participating in the parade.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz A little boy watching the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday pats a miniature horse that was part of an equestrian unit participating in the parade.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
The Anah Shrine Bikers perform for people watching the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz The Anah Shrine Bikers perform for people watching the 34th Annual Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday. Buy Photo
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
While participating in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday, a member of Girl Scout Troop 233 tosses candy to children standing along Main Road North.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz While participating in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday, a member of Girl Scout Troop 233 tosses candy to children standing along Main Road North.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
Jappo, an Anah Shrine clown, greets a girl watching the Hampden Children's Day parade in downtown Hampden on Saturday morning.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Jappo, an Anah Shrine clown, greets a girl watching the Hampden Children's Day parade in downtown Hampden on Saturday morning.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
Among the representatives of Bair's Driving School participating in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday was a young equestrienne and her horse.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Among the representatives of Bair's Driving School participating in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday was a young equestrienne and her horse.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
Youthful riders representing Adoptive & Foster Families of  Maine participated in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Youthful riders representing Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine participated in the Hampden Children's Day parade on Saturday.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
Marshall DesJardin of Winterport cooks hamburgers at the Hampden Recreation Department food booth set up next to the Weatherbee School for Saturday's Hampden Children's Day festivities.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Marshall DesJardin of Winterport cooks hamburgers at the Hampden Recreation Department food booth set up next to the Weatherbee School for Saturday's Hampden Children's Day festivities.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz
Young performers from the Top Hat II Dance Studio perform Saturday afternoon during the Hampden Children's Day festivities held at the Weatherbee School in Hampden.
Weekly Photo by Brian Swartz Young performers from the Top Hat II Dance Studio perform Saturday afternoon during the Hampden Children's Day festivities held at the Weatherbee School in Hampden.

About 1,000 people turned out Saturday morning to watch the 34th Annual Hampden Children’s Day parade, which began at the Reeds Brook Middle School, proceeded through downtown Hampden, and ended on Western Avenue. Among the participating units were the Anah Shrine Bikers and Funsters, the Top Hat II dance school, and local Boy and Girl scouts.

After the parade, activities shifted to the Weatherbee School, where various groups entertained visitors or served food. A fireworks display will start at 8:30 p.m. near the Hampden Academy football field.

 

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