FAIRFIELD — Fairfield City Manager Sean Quinn will be the grand marshal of the city’s Independence Day Parade.
Quinn recently retired as city manager and is serving as interim city manager through June 26. He has been Fairfield’s city manager since 2007 and had previously served as the city’s director of community development since 1995.
“I’m honored,” Quinn said Thursday. “That’s a great way to finish my career.”
The Fairfield Main Street Association puts on the parade and the association’s promotion committee chose Quinn as grand marshal.
“Sean’s tireless commitment and support of downtown Fairfield are well-known. It is our privilege to invite Sean to lead the parade,” Main Street Association Executive Director Margaret Manzo said in a press release.
Meanwhile, the July 4 parade is taking shape. Monday is the deadline for entries. For more information, go to www.fairfieldmainstreet.com or call 422-0103.
Boy Scout Troop 482 will start the day with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St. Buy tickets in advance at www.troop482.net or buy at the door.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will run along Texas Street between Taylor and Washington streets. The theme is Stars and Stripes Forever.
Awards will be presented in 28 categories, with the award ceremony to take place at 6 p.m. July 11 in the Fairfield City Council chamber.
Fairfield is replacing the brick crosswalks along Texas Street in the downtown, leading to intersection closures. The city expects the intersection at Madison Street to be closed from June 26 through July 3. A city press release said all work will be completed in time for the Independence Day parade.
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