Parade celebrates Holley’s small-town charm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – A costumed dalmatian dog waves to the crowd as part of a float for Wiley’s Ark Animal Care in Holley during this morning’s parade in Holley.

The annual Murray Holley June Fest is today in Holley and included the hour-long parade in the village, with a route from the VFW through the Public Square and to the Holley Canal Park.

Holley Scouts make their way through Public Square.

Members of the Holley youth baseball team smile for the crowd and toss some candy.

Members of Primetime Brass in Rochester, one of six marching bands in the parade, give an energetic performance in the parade.

Primetime Brass and the Public Square are reflected in this instrument.

Bill Billotti, owner of Holley Collectibles, watches the parade from his storefront.

The Ghost Riders fill downtown Holley with music.

The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies proved popular with the crowd.

The clock tower of the former United Methodist Church in the Public Square offered a nice viewing station for the parade.

Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drums and Bugle Corps brings a powerful presence to the parade.

The Hamburg Kingsmen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps march down Route 31 in the Public Square.

Clarendon Fire Company and other local fire departments join the parade processional.

There will be a free 7 p.m. drum corps concert today at the Holley Woodlands Soccer Field, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.