Francestown marks Labor Day with almost century-old fete
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | September 01. 2014 8:42PM
Holland Calcutt, 6, of Francestown, celebrates a trip to Spain in the “Let's Take a Trip”-theme during the Francestown Labor Day Parade on Monday. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Union Leader Correspondent)
Float themes included road, motorcycle, and hiking trips, vacations from the local to the tropical, trips to concerts and state fairs, into the past and fictional lands such as Peter Pan’s Neverland, as well as drug trips.
The sun was out and hundreds of people lined Main Street to see the parade.
“I think the theme was one everyone got excited about,” said Place. “Everything from the ’60s to trips to places everyone has been to symbolic ones. I was really impressed.”
Today, the four-day weekend celebration that starts the Friday before Labor Day is the biggest fundraiser for the Francestown Improvement and Historical Society every year, Place said.
The weekend includes dances and sports tournaments, but always culminates on Labor Day with the traditional Labor Day parade and juried art show.