Third Third’s a charm

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

He said the early start showed some promise, better than expected, but it will be up to planners for next year whether to pare back the hours to later in the afternoon.

“The real guts of this thing happened from 4 to 11 p.m.,” he said. “Noon to 4 p.m. didn’t come close.”

At about 6 p.m., the parade gathering at Lafayette Park signaled that this year would be the biggest to date.

“There was a long line of golf carts and it went on and on, at least 60 motorized somethings,” said Bachrach.

Presiding over the festivities were Roy and Marjorie Solomon as Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam.

As the parade wound its way downtown, the 70 volunteers, with help from city staff, continued their efforts as the crowd swelled.

“All the work was done by volunteers, many were restaurant owners and workers and stuff like that,” Bachrach said.

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