Medford Celebrates 385th Birthday

  
Photo:Popular Medford resident Patricia Mcgovern leading the way of Medford’s 385th Birthday Celebration Parade this past weekend.    
 

The 385th Anniversary of the settlement of Medford. Founded in 1630, Medford is one of the oldest settlements in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Medford was a leader in the Clipper ship building industry and also manufactured brick and “Medford Rum”. It was incorporated as a city in 1892.
“As you are aware, Community Day, scheduled for May 31st, had to be postponed due to weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2015from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, behind the Andrews Middle School. 

All non profits, youth groups, local businesses, MHS sport teams/clubs, and religious and community groups were welcomed to host a table and join with as we celebrate Medford’s diversity. The band Overdrive performed along with a number of local community groups. There were various food trucks, a Touch a Truck display, games, visits from the mascots of the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, and the Lowell Spinners, and kiddie rides and crafts. It was a wonderful way to spend the day with family, friends and neighbors,” said Mayor McGlynn. 

The 385th Anniversary Parade also kicked off Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM. The Parade started at Medford High School continues down Winthrop Street, onto High Street to Riverside Avenue, disbanding at Medford City Hall. 
Several members of our community joined by marching or decorating a float. 
Community groups, religious organizations, all schools, MHS sport teams/clubs, local businesses, and youth groups/sports were encouraged to take part by marching or designing a float. 

Elected officials and candidates marched in the parade for a fee of $100. 
If an elected official or candidate would’ve like to march in front of a band the fee was $400. 

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