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Darien Kids Show Their Spirit of '76

DARIEN, Conn. – A wave of red, white and blue washed down the Post Road in Darien Monday morning as thousands of youngsters marched in the YWCA Darien/Norwalk's seventh annual Push-N-Pull Parade. Waving flags and dressed in patriotic colors, the children rode in strollers, wagons or on bikes to Tilley Pond Park for a party honoring the Fourth of July .

Police blocked off the Post Road as families flocked to the Goodwives Shopping Center for the start of the parade. Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children kept the crowd entertained with popular kids music while parents snapped pictures of their little ones in red, white and blue outfits and their colorfully decorated rides.

The procession was led up Brookside Road and down the Post Road to West Avenue by a police car and motorcycle, followed by a drum and fife band. Elected officials Bob Duff, Terrie Wood, Dave Campbell, Jayme Stevenson and Jerry Nielsen also marched, carrying a banner for the YWCA.

The marchers passed the crowd of cheering spectators then made their way to Tilley Pond Park, where the Little Maestros treated them to a performance. There were plenty of food and ice cream vendors, as well as a watering station for dogs.

What did you think of this year's Push-N-Pull Parade? Tell us in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter . Also, if you have pictures from the parade you'd like to post on The Daily Darien, send them to reporter Casey Donahue at cdonahue@thedailydarien.com .

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