PARSIPPANY — Mt. Tabor celebrated the 147th Annual Children’s Day Weekend, starting on Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7.
The royal court lead the parade which featured marching bands, community groups, costumes, decorated bicycles and wagons, maypoles and an array of people-created floats.
The 147-year-old celebration, which kicked off Thursday with the Howard Bell Run and the parade, concert and fire works took place Saturday throughout the historic Parsippany neighborhood. On Sunday there was a 11:00 a.m. worship at the Tabernacle with the offering going toward NJ Special Olympics.
Presiding over the special day is the led by King is Liam Anderson and Queen isTeagan Wittig. The monarchs and their court was crowned at the yearly coronation ball held for Mt. Tabor residents and guests Friday evening.
The centerpiece event of the day is the annual Midway Parade.
The parade kicked off at approximately 7:00 p.m. This event featured the prize winners and Parsippany’s Volunteer Fire Districts, Ambulance Squads, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery.
The evening ended with a concert featuring “Buster Poindexter” at the country club and then fireworks.
The concert and fireworks are funded by Margaret and Francis X. Wentworth.
Other weekend events, since their inception 146 years ago, have been funded by the residents who volunteer their time, effort and money through fund raising events including a bake sale, pancake breakfast, car wash, hoagie sale and house to house collections.
The Mt. Tabor Volunteer Fire Department provided a barbecue dinner to all of the local emergency responders who participated in the parade.