On a day when rain threatened to dampen Newtown Labor Day parade festivities, the cast of Seussical the Musical sang and danced their way down Main Street on the 12.14 Foundation float. The 12.14 Seussicals, ranging in age from five to eighteen, are all from Newtown and the surrounding area. Wearing signature costumes and head dressings, the 12.14 Seussicals performed several numbers from the musical production, as well as a collection of other contemporary songs.
The 12.14 float was built from scratch by Dr. Michael Baroody and a group of local parents and volunteers. Dr. Baroody is the 12.14 Foundation's founder. He was on hand to march in the procession, as was Michael Unger, director of the recent Seussical production. They were accompanied by a number of local parents and volunteers. David Smiley, a Newtown resident, towed the 12.14 Foundation float.
In the end, 12.14 was awarded runner up for best float and winner of the most colorful entry!
Below are a few photos of the Newtown Labor Day parade. We'll be adding others, as well as links to video footage, as they become available.
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