PROPERLY DISTANCED FOR A PARADE?Who could have imagined six months ago that not only there would be a Gaspee Days parade that so many spectators could gather without
masks to celebrate the event. This was the turnout at the start of the parade at Spring Green and Narragansett Parkway.
(Beacon Communications photos by John Howell)
A NEW ROLE: Stephen McCartney has participated in the Gaspee Days parade many times as Chief
of the Warwick Police Department. This year he had the distinction of leading the line of march as he
carried the mace.
SHE WOULDN’T MISS IT FOR ANYTHING:
Pawtuxet Rangers Sergeant Major Jeanne Knowles has a special attachment to the parade. It was at her house in 1965 that about 30 people met to plan the first parade held the following year. She’s never missed any of the 46 parades that followed.
LOVING IT: Mike Penta, who joined his wife Angelica, parade grand marshal, waves to spectators from the convertible they wrote together
A PARADE FOR ALL AGES: It was a first paradefor Ryleigh, but not for her father Ryan Crowley who has a knack for being outrageously patriotic.
The parade was also an occasion for people of all ages to shake hands with strangers…again.
JUST IN CASE: After marchers fired their first volley, Sophie Smith
took no chances as she enjoyed the spectacle from the lap of her mother,
JUST IN CASE: After marchers fired their first volley, Sophie Smith took no chances as she enjoyed the spectacle from the lap of her mother, Danielle.