Home › AllOTSEGO | Photo Gallery › springfield parade 100th anniversary gallery springfield parade 100th anniversary gallery 07/04/2014 AllOTSEGO, Photo Gallery START SLIDE SHOW BY CLICKING ON ANY IMAGE McKenzie Empie, 3, of Worcester, was still vigorously waving a little flag outside the Springfield Community Center after many of her contemporaries had fallen asleep. Jaclyn Jaquay of Cherry Valley, dolled up for a parade float, added a touch of elegance to the Cooperstown Community Band concert that followed. The floppy figure on the Springfield Center roof looked like he was directing the Camden Continentals. Cooperstown Community Band director Julie Solomon led the musicians with her usual aplomb. Troop 47, Springfield Center, recites the Pledge of Allegiance. Raising the flag at the post-parade ceremony are, from left, Fritz Becker, Jim Snyder and Roger Yerdon of Cherry Valley’s American Legion post. Robin Mott, one of the Cowgirls from Heck, whoops it up as the parade’s end nears. Bobbi Clark of Richfield Springs had son Caydeyn, 3 months, and twins Angela and Emily, 6, dolled up in red, white and blue. Debbie Miller, chairman of the 100th anniversary Springfield Fourth of July Parade this morning, had a reason to smile. She had recruited 100 units for the occasion, a record. Colt Stegen, 3 months, in grandma Chris Jones’ arms, could have been the youngest paradegoers. He’s son of Tracy and Brian Stegen, Richfield Springs. Youngsters scamper for candy thrown from a passing float. Pellet Princess Erin Hubiak of Van Hornesville represents her parents company, JoRose Wood Pellets. Pals Robbie Kovadchick, 9, Richfield Springs, foreground, and Blaek McCord, 10, Cooperstown, were sporting brand-new Mohawks for the event. Olivia Temp, 5, of Sloansville, watches the parade from dad Shawn’s lap. Fred Culbert, manning the microphone on the reviewing stand, emceed the 100th anniversary parade as he has for several years. Pam Welch, left, tossed sweet treats to the kids from the Leatherstocking Beekeepers Association float. Tess Hennigan, accompanying her granddad Eric Hill Cooperstown, waved for the whole parade. Hugh Henderson drove state Sen. Jim Seward’s signature Mazda Miata as the senator waved and greeted wellwishers. Miss Demeanor, left, and Miss Understood were back again. The third lady from parades past, Miss Diagnosed, was memorialized by her friends in this year’s event. They rode in Milo Stewart’s yellow Mustang. Cooperstown’s Diane Koffer was accompanied by five of her grandchildren. From row, from left, Avery, Lauren and Max. Back row, Tyler and Kamryn. Two little misses from Van Hornesville, Kaylyn Joke, 11 months, and Hailey Gerhardt, 5, enjoyed the parade from roadside. Marie Armstrong – her husband’s great-uncle, Tom Armstrong, was parade marshal, manned the First Baptist Church float with daughter Marie, 3, and friend Caleb Tyler. Aunt Sonya Young hugs Abigail Bates, 4, Town of Jordan, at an emotional highpoint of the event. Worcester Fire Chief Jim Empie was leading his fire department. How long has he marched? “At least 50 years,” was his reply. Rosie the Polka-Dotted Clown (Abbie Koutnik, Oneonta) provoked smiles all along the parade route. Her officials duties done, Springfield Fire Department Princess Morgan Westerman and Miranda Stocking, a member of her court, return on foot to the start of the parade, greeted by paradegoers along the way. John Brooks, retired owner of Brooks BBQ, Oenonta, simulated a grill by splashing water on dry ice — very nifty. A highpoint of the Springfield parade was a Brooks feast the followed at the community center. Cooperstown American Legion Commander Mike Boyson leads the Cooperstown honor guard. Linda Jackson, Glimmerglass Festival managing director, waves to the crowd while driving a truck bearing the opera festival’s orchestra on the truck’s platform. Quinn, brought from Cobleskill by owner Donna Bold, just couldn’t seem to get in the mood. Virginia Kennedy, Otsego Land Trust executive director, leads a flag bearing contingent that included county Treasurer Dan Crowell. Cherry Valley Girl Scout dressed up as women through and ages, with Nina Aranini in the contingent representing the 1960s. County Rep. Keith McCarty, R-East Springfield, tosses candy to the youngsters along the parade route. Tom Armstrong, who was Springfield town supervisor for decades, was honored today as grand marshal of Springfield’s 100th Fourth of July parade. Liam and Sylvie Pyle trace the parade route on their scooters. Three paradegoers from Florida, who are working on Otsego County this summer are, from left, Alexa Addeo, Madison Pyle and Maddie Andrews. Phoebe Day, in mom Olivia’s arms, awaits the parade’s start. From Houston, they were visiting Phoebe’s grandmom, Kathy Day of Springfield Center.