The 42nd annual Spirit of Beacon Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, included a parade with more than 60 entries and booths set up by some 90 organizations and businesses. Those with food stands, including the St. Rocco Society, Sons of Italy and St. Joachim’s/St. John’s churches, each sold out before the event ended. Six bands performed, along with dancers and choirs.
On the main stage near the post office, Mayor Randy Casale presented the Volunteer Spirit Award to Carman Johnson for her service to the Girl Scouts, Beacon Reads and the Beacon Welcome Center, while the annual Community Spirit Award was given to Antalek & Moore insurance agency, which has been in business in Beacon for more than 150 years.
Glenham Elementary was recognized for having the best float and The Roundhouse was thanked for its “pioneer spirit” because of its continuing support of Spirit of Beacon Day and many community groups.
Photo by Ross Corsair and Michael Turton