Natick’s Friends of the 4th not surprisingly have nixed this year’s July 4th parade in light of the pandemic, but organizers are offering a Plan B that they hope will get locals jazzed.
Taking a page from New Orleans and its Mardi Gras, where hardy partiers have decorated their homes colorfully as Float Houses, the Friends of the 4th will encourage Natick residents to do likewise come summer.
“We are thinking outside the box, and planning to have a Float House contest with scavenger hunt,” organizers have said in a Facebook post. “We feel this year, we can have a fun event with appropriate social distancing and masks, just not the traditional parade. We hope the residents of Natick will participate by decorating their stoops, porches and front lawns into stationary 4th of July themed floats!”
Participants will be able to register their decorated houses and vie for prizes. Businesses will be encouraged to get into the spirit as well.
Meanwhile, it’s not too early to prep for the 2022 parade.
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