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Marlborough Labor Day Parade showcases an active community

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

City Councilor Ed Clancy is honored as grand marshal.

City Councilor Ed Clancy is honored as grand marshal.

Marlborough – Participants and spectators preferred the humidity rather than the forecast of rain Sept. 1 for the 63rd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year's theme of “Marlborough – An Active Community,” the parade featured two dozen bands, 16 floats and many political candidates before the Sept. 9 state primary.

Honored as grand marshal was City Councilor Ed Clancy, who has been an active member of the Marlborough Conservation Commission since 1967 and served as its chair since 1986. A former educator at Marlborough High School for 36 years, Clancy rode in a 1967 Plymouth Fury convertible courtesy of George Larassa, one of his former students.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

The Marlborough High School Marching Panther Band brings music to the parade route.

The Marlborough High School Marching Panther Band brings music to the parade route.

Students from Marlborough Athletics personify this year's parade theme:

Students from Marlborough Athletics personify this year's parade theme: “Marlborough – An Active Community.”

(l to r) Lucy Servidio, Michael Letendre and Jackie Smith celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce on a float, which received the Judges Trophy.

(l to r) Lucy Servidio, Michael Letendre and Jackie Smith celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce on a float, which received the Judges Trophy.

Athletes from the Special Olympics Massachusetts football team wave to parade spectators.

Athletes from the Special Olympics Massachusetts football team wave to parade spectators.

Jayden Lopez, 4, and Joee O of the Aleppo Shriners' Clowns compare their scooters.

Jayden Lopez, 4, and Joee O of the Aleppo Shriners’ Clowns compare their scooters.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey marches with supporters.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey marches with supporters.

A parade spectator meets Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.

A parade spectator meets Hopkinton Selectman Brian Herr, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.

A patriotically dressed parade viewer is spotted by Ann Wofford, Republican candidate in the 3rd Congressional District.

A patriotically dressed parade viewer is spotted by Ann Wofford, Republican candidate in the 3rd Congressional District.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, 3rd District, chats with a constituent on the sidelines.

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, 3rd District, chats with a constituent on the sidelines.

Evan Falchuk, a United Independent Party candidate for governor, runs to catch up with his marching unit.

Evan Falchuk, a United Independent Party candidate for governor, runs to catch up with his marching unit.

A supporter shares a laugh with Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor.

A supporter shares a laugh with Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor.

A young parade spectator gives a high five to Charlie Baker, a Republican candidate for governor.

A young parade spectator gives a high five to Charlie Baker, a Republican candidate for governor.

A constituent speaks with Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor.

A constituent speaks with Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor.

A parade spectator meets Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for governor.

A parade spectator meets Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Incumbent Democratic state Rep. Danielle Gregoire in the 4th Middlesex District marches with supporters.

Incumbent Democratic state Rep. Danielle Gregoire in the 4th Middlesex District marches with supporters.

Marlborough City Councilor Matt Elder, Republican candidate for 4th Middlesex District state representative, marches with his son Connor.

Marlborough City Councilor Matt Elder, Republican candidate for 4th Middlesex District state representative, marches with his son Connor.

A parade viewer shakes hands with Carmine Gentile, a Democratic candidate for 13th Middlesex state representative.

A parade viewer shakes hands with Carmine Gentile, a Democratic candidate for 13th Middlesex state representative.

Marching with supporters is Brian LeFort, a Democratic candidate for 13th Middlesex state representative.

Marching with supporters is Brian LeFort, a Democratic candidate for 13th Middlesex state representative.

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