Who doesn't love a marching band, clowns, antique automobiles and fire engines? There is something for everyone at the FOHW parade! Get there early along Elm Street and Old Portland Road in anticipation of a true old fashioned parade featuring floats and marchers from local farms, summer camps, bands and more! Always one of the highlight events of Old Home Week - don't miss it!
One highlight of the parade is the recognition of a Grand Marshal. Throughout the parade's 100+ year history., the Freedom Old Home Week (FOHW) Association has named annual Grand Marshals ⎻ a person or persons recognized for their outstanding contributions to our community, including volunteerism and dedication to making Freedom a special place in which to live. We are lucky to have so many to consider!
We were delighted to honor Maureen & Bill Elliott as the FOHW 2022 Grand Marshals. For more than three decades, both individually and collectively, their civic leadership has been inspirational and has touched the lives of many in our community. The Elliotts live and breathe the saying, “there are no strangers here, just friends we haven’t met.” Our entire community has benefited enormously from Bill and Maureen’s compassion and commitment to the betterment of Freedom ⎻ thank you and congratulations Maureen & Bill!
See the list of past Grand Marshals below.