Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Gathering Parade 2018

Another year, another great day at The Gathering! I wasn't feeling my best, but there was no way I was going to miss out on this event.

As before, I'm posting photos of the parade first, then I'll do a second post of the events in the park.

Police Pipes & Drums

Elected Officials

Elected Officials


Waterbury Career Academy Band

A couple of t-shirts with the flag of Turkey



Hopeville Elementary School

Peru and Puerto Rico

Literacy Volunteers helps people learn to read English and become U.S. citizens

Waldo marched with Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers

Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School

An Albanian t-shirt on the right, one of the few I saw this year

Japan marching with Maloney Magnet School,
which offers a Japanese Language and Culture program for its students

Guyana and Puerto Rico marching with Duggan Elementary School

Puerto Rico and Jamaica marching with Bunker Hill Elementary School

Guyana and Kingsbury School

A homemade Proud to Be Polish shirt on the left

Regan Elementary School

Regan Elementary School, Guyana, and Ecuador

The Nuts and Bolts of Fury -- Kennedy High School's Robotics Team

Generali Elementary School

Reed Elementary School

The guy in the middle brought his own music, which was good
since so many of the groups were marching without any music

A large group marched in honor and in memory of Alderman Gregory Hadley

Rivera & Hughes South End Cheerleaders

Puerto Rico!

Crosby High School football players

Berkeley Knights Drill Team and Drum Corps

Jahana Hayes marched with Kennedy High School, keeping step with the Berkeley Knights

Watching from a window on Grand Street

Lithuanians were watching the parade this year instead of marching in it

Waterbury Arts Magnet School Band

Wilby High School

Waterbury Patriots Youth Football

Cape Verdean Social Club

Cape Verdean drummers


Watching the parade on Grand Street

Dominican Club of Connecticut

Dominicanos USA



My Reflection Matters

Parade participants stopped to take photos of Waterbury's police horses


The flower-festooned bicycle won the parade (okay, no, but it was my favorite)

Colombian dancers

The Mayor and other dignitaries watched the parade in front of City Hall


Everyone loved the Paso Fino caballero and his dancing horse





The Mexican dance troupe always wows the audience

Ben Franklin had one of the best seats for viewing the parade

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