The Town of Lyme would like to advise residents that the traditional Cove Road July 4th Parade will be held Thursday, July 4, at approximately 10:00 a.m., in celebration of Independence Day.  The parade will begin near Camp Claire on Cove Road, cross Route 156 and end at the Lyme Grange. 

The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be Don Gerber, in recognition of his long history of volunteer service to the Town. Gerber served on the Lyme Volunteer Fire Company for 15 years as a member, engineer or assistant chief. He has served as chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission for nearly 10 years; as chairman of the Conservation Commission (acting as the Inland Wetland and Watercourse Agency) for 10 years; and as chairman of the Building Committee for the Lyme Public Safety Complex. Gerber was a member of the Camp Claire Board of Directors for nearly 10 years and has been a member of the Lyme Republican Town Committee for 35 years.  He also played an important role in the Town’s recent acquisition of the Johnston Property.

Gerber will ride as grand marshal in the parade in a 1948 Ford Deluxe convertible owned by Manon Zumbaum.

The Town advises residents that temporary street closings will be in effect during the parade, travel delays are possible and parking may be limited in some areas.  Route 156 will be closed from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. between Sterling City Road North and South with a detour along Sterling City Road. 

The Lyme Town Hall, Public Library and Transfer Station will all be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.