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Torchlight Parade

The annual Torchlight Parade (Torchlight Muster) is a town tradition for over 45 years. The parade consists of Fife & Drum Corps, bagpipers and others from all over the state and beyond (NY, PA) who take part in this event which was started by Bill Reid, a military historian from Westbrook. Torchlight Musters date back to the revolutionary war era when townspeople gathered and marched with candlelights. The Old Saybrook Rotary Club is proud to play a role in this time honored tradition unique to Old Saybrook. The parade begins at the top of Main St. (Colter St.) and ends at the Town Green where a welcoming tent stocked with hot chocolate and baked goods hosted by the Rotary Club awaits the parade paticipants.

Date of Event: December 14, 2013 6pm

Marty's Report:
The turnout was light this year due to a winter storm that dropped several inches of snow with plunging temperatures. However, the Torchlight Parade went on! I want to thank the following businesses who donated pastries and other baked goods which our club served to parade participants and spectators.

CLOUD 9

SHORELINE BAKERY

DUNKIN DONUTS

DAGMARS DESSERTS

STOP & SHOP

HARVEST BREAD CO.

RIO CAFE

PURSUIT OF PASTRY

PAPERBACK CAFE

STARBUCKS

CAFE TOSCANA

APPLE REHAB (FACILITY TO PREPARE HOT CHOCOLATE)

Thanks to the Rotarians who gathered, prepared and served the refreshments under less than optimal conditions:
Gerri Lewis, Brent Taylor and friend Wells, Christina Burnham, Bob Antoniac, Glen Anderson, Ken Roche, Paul Moore, David Wight and Rick Beck. This was our 26th year hosting the hospitality tent.
A thank you to Tents for Events for providing a heated tent!

             


Torchlight Parade, Old Saybrook       Dec. 8, 2012




Torchlight Parade, Old Saybrook       Dec. 10, 2011



Torchlight Parade, Old Saybrook       Dec. 13, 2008


Past Years' Photos


Torchlight Parade, Old Saybrook       Dec. 10, 2005


Serving the marchers

Marchin' On