FRANKFORT — With sirens screaming, lights flashing and horns blaring, the people of Frankfort and surrounding towns sounded a triumphant return to outdoor holiday celebrations Monday. Although rain postponed their July 4 parade, they quickly rescheduled for the sunny morning of July 5, and cars and spectators lined Loggin Road and Route 1A for almost half a mile along the traditional route.

With neighboring towns (Prospect, Winterport and Stockton Springs) participating, along with Frankfort Village and West Frankfort fire departments, fire engines, ambulances, trucks, sports vehicles and floats started down Loggin Road at 10:30 a.m., turning right down 1A, with riders and marchers playing music, throwing candy and waving to obviously delighted onlookers. The parade concluded shortly after 11 a.m., a rousing start to the town’s holiday celebration.