UPDATE: What your reporter thought was a short-eared bunny was, in fact, Sammy the Squirrel. Clearly a future in fuzzy mascots is not in the cards.
A light drizzle failed to halt the 41st annual Roslindale Day parade from its traditional route down Belgrade and back up South Street.
As always, the firetrucks started things off:
Before the police vehicles arrived, BPD Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross helped a resident across Belgrade:
There was, of course, plenty of marching-band music:
And it wouldn't be a New England parade without at least one band of pipers:
This guy probably took the highest selfies of the parade:
Plenty of dancers, natch:
The Rozzie Dolls belted out tunes on a float they shared with a walking Dunkin' donut, who was either exhausted or afraid he'd melt in the rain, because he stayed in a chair rather than walking like he usually does:
Mozart School students held signs touting different virtues:
A local Boy Scout pack had a float about the fun you can have fishing, especially if your head is a styrofoam ball:
Boston Latin School's Junior Classical League had the parade's only chariot:
Walk Up Roslindale promoted safer streets:
And, of course, it wouldn't be a Roslindale Day parade without the official Roslindale Saturn station wagon: