Sen. Linares Participates in Essex Ed Parade

January 28, 2013
State Sen. Art Linares (right) stands next to "Essex Ed" during the Jan 27 Essex Ed Parade through downtown Essex.  During the parade,  "Essex Ed", a larger-than-life ground hog, makes his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works in Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street, leading a parade of antique cars, fire trucks, residents and visitors.  Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2.     Hundreds of people turned out for the parade, which is an annual tradition started 35 years ago by a group of local merchants to wake up the town during the post-holiday doldrums.  The parade is organized by the Essex Board of Trade (www.essexct.com).   "It was so much fun to be a part of this parade and to say hello to area residents and merchants," Sen. Linares said.  "The success of this event really is a tribute to the hard work of local officials, volunteers and small business owners."

State Sen. Art Linares (right) stands next to “Essex Ed” during the Jan 27 Essex Ed Parade through downtown Essex. During the parade, “Essex Ed”, a larger-than-life ground hog, makes his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works in Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street, leading a parade of antique cars, fire trucks, residents and visitors. Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2.

Hundreds of people turned out for the parade, which is an annual tradition started 35 years ago by a group of local merchants to wake up the town during the post-holiday doldrums. The parade is organized by the Essex Board of Trade (www.essexct.com).

“It was so much fun to be a part of this parade and to say hello to area residents and merchants,” Sen. Linares said. “The success of this event really is a tribute to the hard work of local officials, volunteers and small business owners.”