Milford Labor Day parade is Monday

MILFORD – Milford’s 70th Labor Day parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Monday at Milford High School, with bands, floats and marchers going down Elm Street to the reviewing stand on the Oval and ending at the Boys & Girls Club, where there will be refreshments.

Polly Cote will be grand marshal, which fits in nicely with the parade’s theme, “Our Hometown.” Cote is a sixth-generation resident and has written books on Milford history, including two based on her great-grandmother’s diaries.

Parade organizer Brendan Philbrick said he is expecting 12 or more floats, 10 bands and many politicians, including Gov. Chris Sununu, who said he will march in the rear of the parade.

Those who want to make a float, said Philbrick, don’t need to sign up – just show up with the float at 12:45 p.m.

There will be cash prizes of $250 for first prize, $150 for second and $100 for third.

“The theme gives people a lot of latitude,” he said.

Horses, antique cars and color guards are also welcome.

Morgan Andrews, a professional soccer player who was one of the best athletes in the history of Milford High School, was scheduled to be grand marshal, but she’s going to Norway with her team, said Philbrick. Andrews plays with the Seattle Reigns.