Thousands attend Newtown Labor Day parade

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– Thousands came out to enjoy the Labor Day festivities in Newtown.

The town’s 53rd annual Labor Day parade kicked off in the center of town at 10:00 Monday morning. A lot of people came out ‘early’ to set up tents and chairs so they could get a good look at the floats and marching bands.

People around town say this is always an exciting time of the year.

“I came here as a child, I grew up the next town over in Monroe so you come and it is a great excuse for a parade, I mean Labor Day come on,” said Christine Chalfant, Newtown resident.

“The preparation that they put into the parade are fabulous, all the work,” said Kevin Parker, Newton resident.

Governor Dan Malloy waived to the crowd as he led the parade. The governor was joined by volunteers carrying a massive American flag.

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