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Labor Day Parade

September 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day Parade, parade, news.

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P.S.: I'm not adopting any of the dogs Volunteers for Animals brought to the parade today. Promise.

Here's some drone footage shared by Timothy Wojkowski.
September 8, 2015 - 10:26am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Day Parade, Labor Day, Labor Days, parades.

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Layla and Elizabeth, both 4 years old, dance to the music of the Old Hippies as their float passes by on Main Street in Oakfield during the community's annual Labor Day parade.

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Remember Rocky? He's the dog whom authorities say was scaled by hot water. His owner surrendered ownership in court. He's living at the Animal Shelter still. He's one of several dogs Volunteers for Animals walked through the parade, all in need of adoption. Rocky is a sweet, loving canine. Hopefully, he finds a new forever home soon.

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Willie Brooks, center with sash, was the Grand Marshall. Brooks is a former county legislator and longtime volunteer and leader in the Oakfield community.

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The start of the parade, which tradition preserved as Sheriff Gary Maha leads the way.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Color Guard.

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The longest line yet of classic cars in the parade.

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Legislator Ray Cianfrini tosses candy from the GOP float.

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Oakfield-Alabama Hornets football team.

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September 2, 2013 - 7:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, parades, Labor Day Parade.

Elaine Forti was honored to be Grand Marshal of the Oakfield Labor Days Parade. She was surprised when current and former students started singing the Oakfield-Alabama spirit song, "Nothing Is Going to Stop Us Now." Forti wrote the lyrics for the song in 1988.

Each year, the Oakfield parade seems to grow a little bigger and it's always well attended.

Here are some shots -- including one you've probably never seen before: A City of Batavia Fire Department truck in a parade outside the city. 

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NOTE: It turns out, not all of the pictures have finished uploading yet ... in progress ...

September 5, 2012 - 9:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Oakfield, Labor Days, Labor Day Parade.

Here are the winners from Monday's Labor Day parade in Oakfield.

Fire Department Trucks
1st Place – Oakfield Tanker 73
2nd Place – Byron Grass & Brush 37
3rd Place – East Pembroke Grass & Brush 60

Performance Groups
1st Place – Alexander Fire Department Marching Band
2nd Place – Akron Tigers Marching Band
3rd Place – Oakfield-Alabama Central School Marching Band

Floats
1st Place – Oakfield Historical Society
2nd Place – Haxton Memorial Library
3rd Place – GAHA – Batavia Ramparts Hockey
Honorable Mention – Bennett Avenue Preschool
Honorable Mention – Oakfield Boy Scouts Troop #19

Judges Choice Grand Prize Award – B&J School of Dance

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