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In celebration of Farmington’s Chester Greenwood


Franklin County Sheriff Dennis Pike leads the 33rd Annual Chester Greenwood Day parade this morning. With a parade theme, Winter Wonderland, there were plenty of Frosty the snowmen, penguins and snow, even if Mother Nature didn't supply any for the parade. The event, in honor of Farmington's Chester Greenwood who created the first pair of earmuffs and many more inventions, is sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Award winners are listed below. 


First Place Theme Winners: Nick Hargreaves, 10, and Matt Hargreaves, 12 do a little penguin dance as part of the penguin and snow babies float Franklin Savings Bank created for the annual parade to celebrate Chester Greenwood. At center, is Peter Judkins, also wearing a penguin suit for the occasion. 


Ashley Wiles, 8, wore deer earmuffs while riding on the Wiles Funeral Home float, which depicted a winter scene, complete with Frosty the Snowman, a decorated Christmas tree and lots of snow.


Parson Brown plays an earmuffed Frosty the Snowman on the Barclays float.


Brownies with homemade snowflakes marched in the Chester Greenwood Day parade today. From left, Kate Pond, 8 and Kaitlin Blodgett, 7, both Brownies with Temple Troop 3191 and Lexi Daggett, 11, a Junior Girl Scout with Troop 1998, made their own snowflakes for the parade.


Santa, riding atop the Farmington Fire Rescue Department's Tower 3 ladder truck, completes the 33rd annual Chester Greenwood Day parade on Saturday. A good crowd turned out under skies that threatened, but did not deliver, snow.

FARMINGTON - To view a short film clip below of the First Place Franklin Savings Bank "Snowbabies" float at the Chester Greenwood Day parade in Farmington on Saturday, Dec. 5, click the arrow in the center of the screen and wait a few seconds for it to upload.

Chester Greenwood Day Parade Winners

1st place: Theme - Franklin Savings Bank, Farmington

2nd place: Youth - Girl Scouts, Temple

3rd place: Originality – Barclays, Wilton

4th place: Appearance – Wiles Remembrance Center, Farmington

Thank you to the Chester Greenwood family for providing cash prizes totaling $800 for this year's parade winners!

Gingerbread House Contest
Adult – 1st place – Nancy Porter, Farmington

Kids 12 and Under
1st Place River D. Lisius, Farmington Falls
2nd Place Megan Platt, Farmington Falls
3rd Megan Baker, Chesterville
4th Justin Meservier, Farmington

Chili Contest
1st Place – Winner of Travelling Trophy – Galen Dalrymple, Farmington
2nd Place - Aimee Degroat, Temple
3rd Place –Tom Sawyer, Farmington

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2 Responses »

  1. Good Job Temple Girl Scouts and Aimee Degroat!!!!

  2. that was a great day and i was one of the girls in the girl scout troop

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