July 4th Parade Theme Announced!

The celebration is on for July 4th in Poultney!  There are all sorts of activities going on, including the big fireworks display which will be held Saturday night due to scheduling conflicts.  

The big town parade will still be held Tuesday, July 4th, 2023, starting in East Poultney, VT, with other activities being organized. Keep checking PoultneyAreaChamber.com for updated information.  This year’s theme is “Poultney: Then and Now”.  There’s plenty of room there for your imagination, and there should be room in the parade for everyone who wants to participate.  

It’s your chance to celebrate life, and you might even win a prize!  Organizations, businesses, informal groups, families, and even individuals can register.  (It’s fun, and great publicity) Registration forms will be out soon; check PoultneyRecreation.com, PoultneyAeaChamber.com, and the Poultney Town Hall.  

If you want to participate but you’re not sure what kind of float or entry to create, email poultneyeconomic@gmail.com and they’ll connect you with a float builder extraordinaire.     

Judging of entries will take place in East Poultney as the parade lines up.  The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce provides the judges for the five categories, and winners will carry signs sponsored by Mars Insurance Agency.  

Categories include:  Best Depiction of the Organization, Most Photographic, Most Patriotic, Best Depiction of the Theme, and Business That Best Depicts the Theme.  The Chamber will award cash prizes of $100.00 to each winner.  Forms are available at the Poultney Town Hall, Poultney Public Library, and online at poultneyareachamber.com and at poultneyrecreation.com.  Organizations, businesses, families, and individuals are encouraged to join in!

We’ll put in a word here for the parade committee that’s been working very hard to make the day a success.  
We want you to have plenty of notice this year so you can settle on your idea early, and have lots of time to plan and create your entry.  So put your thinking cap on, scour the internet for ideas, or email the committee. We want to see YOU at Poultney’s big 4th of July parade, Tuesday, July 4th, 2023!