The 350th Anniversary Parade was a great success, drawing crowds both of Milton residents and those from neighboring areas like Hyde Park and Quincy. Featuring floats from Milton schools, major Milton businesses, marching bands from all around New England, Shriners and Milton organizations like the Kiwanis Club, Yacht Club and Diversity Committee, the community feeling was promoted and felt by parade participants and bystanders alike.
“It’s nice to see the mix of heritage and history out here,” said Tricia Cook, a St. Agatha’s teacher and mother of three. Cook’s children attend St. Agatha’s School as well and when asked about Milton’s sense of community, she described it as “strong and invested."
Rita Callahan commented that she loved to see how “Milton has changed” over the years and her favorite part of the parade was “seeing all
the Milton kids having fun."
The 90-year-old resident attended the parade along with her brothers; Frances, 92, Paul, 89, and “the baby” Joe, 81. Joe Callahan noted that this year’s celebration was much bigger than he remembered compared to the town’s 300th Anniversary in 1962.
The town-wide parade ended at Cunningham Elementary at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, but the fun didn’t stop there as Milton families enjoyed a short field day of games at Cunningham Park across the street before
preparing for the concert later that night at Milton High School.