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Old Home Day Parade returns in Belmont after one year off
Belmont Girl Scout Kelly Hayes, far left, stands next to a mannequin in a vintage Girl Scout and Brownie uniform. Next to her, from left, are troop co-leader Diane Cleveland, Girl Scout Kyle Peters, resting on a loaned artifact from the Belmont Historical Society collection, and troop co-leader Judy Hayes, with another mannequin wearing a costume from earlier days. (courtesy)
Last summer, the downtown's revitalization project tied up the downtown streets along the traditional parade route, and the usually well-attended parade was reduced to a small event at Belmont High School, said Judy Hayes, one of the leaders of Girl Scout Troop 21532.
Local Girl Scouts, meanwhile, have received a donation from the Belmont Heritage Commission and artifacts from the Belmont Historical Society to display on their yearly parade float, and have found some Girl Scout uniforms from decades past, Hayes said. They aren't sure what year the uniforms are from, she said.
"We've been rummaging through all kinds of historical stuff, and we've found some real old uniforms," she said. "But mostly the girls will be wearing colonial dress to fit in with the 'Belmont Pride' theme of the parade."
The Old Home Day parade begins on Main Street at 1 p.m.
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