The Thomaston 4th of July Committee invites suggestions for a parade theme for the 2019 festivities.

Suggestions for a theme must be expressed in 10 words or fewer and should be something that can be easily demonstrated through floats and decorations. Send suggestions to by May 15.

The person who submits the winning theme will receive $100 cash.

Past parade themes include: Learning — a Lifelong Journey (2018), It’s a Pet-riotic 4th! (2017), Hometown Proud – Hometown Talent (2016), May the Fourth Be With You! (2015), Made in the U.S.A. (2014), The Carnival Is Back in Town (2013), Once Upon a Time (2012), GVHS Yearbooks (2011), People Make the Difference (2010), The Town That STILL Goes to Sea (2009), Our Town Volunteers (2008), and Baseball, America’s Favorite Pastime (2007).

Businesses, organizations and vendors interested in sponsoring part of the festivities, or setting up a booth at the festivities, can email for more information.