Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant and Saco Mayor Mark Johnston read the proclamation of independence from 1762 that incorporated the area on the east side of Saco River as its own district, at a ceremony at The Meetinghouse in Biddeford Saturday. Saco Spirit President Johanna Hoffman stands to the right of the two men. Below: Nickles, the mascot for Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, waves atop the bank’s float, parked at Beach Street in the line up before the Saco 250th parade Saturday morning. (LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune)

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