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Smith College Float in the Northampton 350th Anniversary Parade


When more than 40 floats and 30 bands lined up and marched through the city's main streets on Sunday, June 6, Smith College was well-represented with its own float. The float, which featured a theme of women's basketball history, was put together by a committee of Smith faculty and staff members with the help of hundreds of folks in the Smith community.

In case you missed it, here are some pictures of the Smith float in its early stages, and in the parade.


Before it could represent Smith in the parade, the college's float had to be adorned with thousands of ribbons in the Smith colors. Here it receives its final touches in the Physical Plant sand shed before heading for the parade.


After a morning rain and a late start, the rain stopped and the parade came off successfully. Smith's float rolled before 25,000 spectators, some of them shooting baskets from the sidelines. Here are some scenes from the parade:








 
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