A storied celebration
The Temple Town Band leads the Francestown Labor Day parade down Main Street Monday. (MEGHAN PIERCE)
Black Beauty makes an appearance in the “Books on Parade” themed annual Labor Day parade in Francestown Monday afternoon. MEGHAN PIERCE
Above: Classic books such as “Little House on the Prairie” were celebrated during the Francestown Labor Day parade in Francestown Monday afternoon. Right: The Temple Town Band leads the parade. MEGHAN PIERCE
The Cat in the Hat makes an appearance in the "Books on Parade" themed annual Labor Day parade in Francestown Monday afternoon. MEGHAN PIERCE
The Grinch who stole Christmas makes an appearance in the "Books on Parade" themed annual Labor Day parade in Francestown Monday afternoon. MEGHAN PIERCE
Dylan Beisang, 5, of Francestown waits in the rain for the annual Francestown Labor Day Parade to begin Monday afternoon. MEGHAN PIERCE
A Winnie the Pooh float makes its way down Main Street in Francestown Monday afternoon as part of the annual Labor Day parade. MEGHAN PIERCE
The parade is the culmination of the town's 96th annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration, said event volunteer Charlie Pyle, who said the weekend has always been about fun activities and raising money.
The weekend started Friday night with a square dance at the Town Hall and continued Saturday with a tennis tournament and dance at the fire house.
Monday was the big event with children's activities, a White Elephant sale in the old town horse sheds and the Juried Arts & Crafts Fair.
Despite the threat of rain, residents lined Main Street for their annual parade.
Seven-year-old Hannah Beisang said there are always horses in the parade.
The gray skies held off till half-way through the parade then let loose with heavy rain showers.
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