The raucous and colorfully-costumed Philadelphia Mummers and their Ferko String Band lead the way for participants in yesterday’s annual Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade. Thousands lined the charming downtown streets of Kennett Square, with many enjoying a birds eye view of floats, rock and Dixie Land bands, and parade walkers from their front porches.
The hour-long parade featured a variety of interests, including area war veterans, Revolutionary War re-enactors, antique military vehicles, bagpipers, fife and drum units, color guard groups, high school bands, Boy Scout troops, and local youth sports teams.
The most creative parade entry was an entertaining group calling themselves the Andrew Sisters – Eileen Law Stewart, Carolyn Bunny Welsh and Lora Rosecrans – who dressed in Army fatigues and perched themselves on the back of an Army jeep and waved to the crowds while Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy played over n audio system. It was just the right nod to our country’s war veterans and a marvelous distraction from the less than ideal weather.