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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Boomtown and July Fourth

NATICK

Natick has its gala annual July 4th parade every year, but one of everyone's favorite sights is Rex Trailer riding on horseback down North Main Street singing ``Boomtown''

Despite temperatures in the high 80s today, Rex was smiling and waving, wearing full cowboy regalia, hat, and a long-sleeved fringed shirt. (Rex was a little before my time, but just about every man in the crowd older than 45 was singing along with him.)

Marching in Rex's wake was Natick native and state Rep. David Linsky and Wellesley's state Rep. Alice Peisch (accompanied by her daughter, also named Alice)

As usual, thousands of spectators lined the route for one of the region's most elaborate July Fourth parades, which showcases scores of local community groups, dance teams, marching bands, police and fire brigades. And, not to be forgotten, the Lawn Chair Drill Team from Framingham, whose members perform sitting on lawn chairs...

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