Homecoming parade winners

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The following are the award winners as determined by a panel of three judges during the 2013 Dover-Foxcroft Shiretown Homecoming Parade “A Splash of Summer!” on Aug. 3:

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FIFTY AND 20 YEARS LATER — Both the Foxcroft Academy Class of 1963 and Class of 1993, below, were among the classes to have floats in the Aug. 3 parade, which was also held during Foxcroft Academy’s Alumni Weekend. The Class of 1963 took home Best Alumni Float honors.


    Best Non Profit/Civic Service:: Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis.
    Best Business Float: A.E. Robinson.
    Howard Kesseli Memorial Plaque (best exemplifies the true meaning and spirit of the parade and its theme): A.E. Robinson.
    Best Parade Float: Dover True Value.
    Best Antique Unit: Maine State Police motorcycle and antique car unit.
    Best First Responder Unit: Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department.
    Best Alumni Float: Foxcroft Academy Class of 1963.
    Best Musical Group: Sebasticook Valley Band.
    Most Unique Float: Foxcroft Veterinary Services.
    Judges’ Choice: Ready, Set Grow Preschool.

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PARADE MARSHAL — This year’s Dover-Foxcroft Shiretown Homecoming Parade Marshal was Tim Merrill. Merrill was joined on the boat float by his grandsons Mason, left, and Carter Merrill.

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A UNIQUE SIGHT — The Foxcroft Veterinary Services horse procession makes its way down East Main Street on Saturday. Foxcroft Veterinary Services would win the parade award for Most Unique Float.

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OLD FASHIONED POLICE ESCORT —  (Right) Leading the way for the Shiretown Homecoming Parade was the Maine State Police motorcycle and antique car unit, which received the award for Best Antique Unit.

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READY AND SET FOR THE JUDGES — (Right) Judges’ Choice honors went to the float for the Ready, Set Grow Preschool of Dover-Foxcroft.

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FIRST ON THE SCORESHEET — (Right) The Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department was named Best First Responder Unit during the Aug. 3 procession.

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GALLOP GREETING — Dover-Foxcroft resident Joan Shapleigh waves on horseback while riding in the parade.

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A SPLASH ON SUMMER STREET — A line of classic cars drives down the middle of Summer Street before turning onto North Street during the Aug. 3 Homecoming parade.

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DANCING BEAR FEET — The Bear’s Den bear danced its way along the parade route.

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