Updated with winners

[Photos]: Fourth of July Parade marches through Marion

Jul 8, 2019

MARION — Mattapoisett-based non–profit, the Friends of Jack Foundation, took home the Best in Parade award at the 2019 Marion Fourth of July parade.  

The parade took off from the baseball field next to the Town House at 8 a.m., giving competitors in 12 different categories the chance to win the best in their class or the Best in Parade. The Friends of Jack also earned the top spot in the Family Group category. Groups from across and outside the tri-town joined in the competition. 

In the Marching Unit the Marion Town Band took the prize, and for the Junior Marching Unit it was the Girl Scouts in Daisy Troop 67041 and Junior Troop 66129. The Marion VFW took the prize for the best color guard, and the First Congregational Church of Rochester took the prize for the best original parade float, a miscellaneous category for entries that don’t fit in other clearly-defined categories. 

The Wareham Minutemen put together the most impressive historical float. The Cub Scouts in Pack 32 were the best in the Civic Group category, while Patrick’s Candy Pantry took the top spot in the Commercial category. 

Charles Bradley had the best antique vehicle, Howard Smith the best antique fire engine and the Marion Fire Department had the best Civic Vehicle. Debby Briggs was named as the owner of the best tractor.