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Brooklin celebrates a toasty Independence Day

Visitors from around the Peninsula braved the heat to celebrate Independence Day in Brooklin. The festivities began with a parade and ended with the annual Brooklin Youth Corps barbecue and kids’ games on the town commons. Parade watchers were treated with candy, popsicles and free books. Highlights of the parade included sailboats, sail-bikes, a book mobile, battling robots and a giant Lobzilla.

Firetrucks

Firetrucks

Firetrucks from the Peninsula, including this one from Brooklin, were decorated for the parade.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Robot battle

Robot battle

Two Rock’em Sock’em robots battle in the back of the Treasures by the Sea float.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Lobzilla

Lobzilla

Lobzilla invades the parade while members of the Lobzilla Emergency Response team fend off the giant lobster.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Camping and popsicles

Camping and popsicles

The Reach Knolls float displays a variety of flags followed by a picnic display where popsicles were handed out to help cool off the parade-goers.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Drinks

Drinks

A number of drink and concession stands help cool off visitors to the town.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage

Free books

Free books

Literary characters—including a witch, a princess, Harry Potter and a playing card—hand out free books from the Book Mobile.

Photo by Jeremiah Savage