Photos: Oysterponds Heritage Day parade

07/07/2013 4:17 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Oysterponds Historical Society hosted its fourth Heritage Day parade Sunday.

Blistering heat and high humidity didn’t put a damper on the spirits of those who attended Oysterponds Historical Society’s 4th annual Heritage Day parade and picnic Sunday afternoon.

Those who braved the sweltering weather were treated to a parade of decorated bicycles, antique cars, firetrucks and tractors.

After a welcome address from Elizabeth Gordon, president of the society’s board of trustees, Pastor Ann Van Cleef gave a brief blessing and the North Fork Chorale sang several songs.

In keeping with tradition, volunteers took turns reading the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Old Point Schoolhouse. Afterwards everyone gathered in Poquatuck Park for hot dogs, music, and games.