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Shriners Delight us With Saturday Parade

MILLINOCKET -- It was a beautiful day for the Shriners Parade Saturday, and most of the town turned out.

It was a warm day, yet one in which shade could be found, and people lined up along Central Street and Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket to watch the Shriners Parade.

Known among the public for their Shriners Hospitals for Children, providing, free of charge, specialized medical care - for children with orthopaedic or burn injuries, the Shriners put their fun side forward with an impressive parade of Shrine units.

Leading the way were Anah’s premier unit, the Anah Highlanders, a pipe and drum marching band.

The K-9 Unit, highlighting its work in providing dogs for visitations to institutions and facilities where the dogs give comfort and companionship to patients.

The Keystone Cops were on hand to amuse and entertain the public along the way.

The Anah Funsters, a unit made up of cartoon characters, including the Pink Panther, Goofy, Winnie-the-Pooh, and others, stopped to shake hands and to say hi to kids along the path of the parade.

A big hit among children and adults alike were the 4x4 Mini-Monster Truck, Mini Bike, Boat, and Go-Cart units.

-- Ken Anderson 06/23/03

More than a hundred photos taken during the parade will be available for viewing, as I find time to put them up, on our Millinocket Info site.