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Scenes From Oswego’s Independence Day Parade

The Port City’s annual Independence Day Parade stepped off at 1 p.m. Sunday and lasted about 90 minutes.

Once again, the route traveled west to east.

It featured something for everybody from marching bands and fire trucks to colorful floats and and antique cars.

The festivities were capped off later that night by a lengthy fireworks display.

Molli-Grace Ruggio meeting a fireman was a bit wary, but eventually gave him a “high five” during the annual Fourth of July parade.
Molli-Grace Ruggio meeting a fireman was a bit wary, but eventually gave him a “high five” during the annual Fourth of July parade.
The Renaissance Faire folks were active in the parade and even the bird of prey posed for the camera
The Renaissance Faire folks were active in the parade and even the bird of prey posed for the camera
The “Pride of Oswego’” the Marching Bucs filled the width of Bridge Street as they performed.
The “Pride of Oswego’” the Marching Bucs filled the width of Bridge Street as they performed.
Robert Stone was one of the Grand Marshalls of the parade
Robert Stone was one of the Grand Marshalls of the parade

 

Members of Fort Ontario present the colors, including the British flag commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
Members of Fort Ontario present the colors, including the British flag commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The Pride of Oswego – The Marching Buccaneers
The Pride of Oswego – The Marching Buccaneers
The Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps from Macedon, NY, entertained the crowd.
The Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps from Macedon, NY, entertained the crowd.
Ronald McDonald was on hand to greet youngsters in the crowd.
Ronald McDonald was on hand to greet youngsters in the crowd.
Chuck Miller showed off his vintage Ford Mustang.
Chuck Miller showed off his vintage Ford Mustang.
Members of the Oswego Fire Department salute the crowd as they march past.
Members of the Oswego Fire Department salute the crowd as they march past.
No, these sea gulls weren’t in the parade. They were just trying to beat people to the goodies tossed by many of those marching in the parade.
No, these sea gulls weren’t in the parade. They were just trying to beat people to the goodies tossed by many of those marching in the parade.
The Marching Buccaneers’ color guard.
The Marching Buccaneers’ color guard.
A youngster along the parade route makes sure he has enough fluids.
A youngster along the parade route makes sure he has enough fluids.
At times, the parade was hair-raising.
At times, the parade was hair-raising.
The Bookmobile reminded everyone that summer time is also reading time.
The Bookmobile reminded everyone that summer time is also reading time.
Members of the Oswego Town Fire Department, in full gear, greeted people along the parade route.
Members of the Oswego Town Fire Department, in full gear, greeted people along the parade route.
The Island Band is always a hit with young and old at area parades.
The Island Band is always a hit with young and old at area parades.
Roger Pullen displays his patriotic spirit as he marches in the parade.
Roger Pullen displays his patriotic spirit as he marches in the parade.
The Empire Statesmen from Rochester put on a good show for the Oswego crowd.
The Empire Statesmen from Rochester put on a good show for the Oswego crowd.
The Empire Statesmen from Rochester put on a good show for the Oswego crowd.
The Empire Statesmen from Rochester put on a good show for the Oswego crowd.
The Oz Roller Girls rolled along the parade route.
The Oz Roller Girls rolled along the parade route.
The Central New York Fire and Police Band performs for the crowd.
The Central New York Fire and Police Band performs for the crowd.
The parade even included some heavy equipment that 'danced' for the crowd
The parade even included some heavy equipment that 'danced' for the crowd.