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Summer Fun in Torrington

The Main Street Marketplace (MSMP) kicks off its five-week schedule on July 6 with grand marshals, weekly themes, vendors and entertainment. The event will run on Thursdays from 5-9pm. 

The Marketplace Express trackless train, sponsored by Brooker Memorial, will be returning. Rides are $2 a person. The Roberts Tax Group-sponsored dice roll is also back on each night from 6-8pm. If the dice roll spells R-E-F-U-N-D, the winner will receive $5,000.

Some other highlights include:

• Salute to Armed Forces on July 6 – The grand marshal will be Dan Thurston from AMVETS. Screamin Eagle Band will perform and Dan White’s eagle sculptures will be on display. The parade will include military vehicles, color guard and more.

• Kids & Family Night on July 13 – Teresa Dufour, from Channel 8’s CT Style will be the grand marshal. Musical guests are Tuesday Saints.

• Christmas in July on July 20 – Gloria Gaynor will serve as grand marshal. Look for a musical performance by National Recording Artists Lucinda & Michael, and a guest appearance by the Idaho Potato truck.

• Community Night on July 27 – Barrie Soucy will be the grand marshal. There will be a performance by SDRUM, featuring Joe Mazza on drums.

• Motor Museum on Main on August 3 – With Glen Royals as the grand marshal, the event will salute classic automobiles. The musical performance by Belle of the Fall will feature Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn-Ford.

For more information on the event, visit MainStreetMarketplace.org or Facebook.com/MainStMarketplace. If you are interested in volunteering, email Info@MainStreetMarketplace.org.

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