The Cumberland County 4-H float. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Kids scramble for candy tossed amid the confetti. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Buxton Center Elementary School. American Journal / Robert Lowell

The Buxton Toy Box float included a rare summer visit from Santa. Robert Lowell / American Journal

The 189-year old Chandler’s Band of Portland. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Every parade needs aa horse-drawn carriage. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Parade watchers beat the sweltering heat Saturday in the shade. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Police Chief Troy Cline keeps things humming when a parade truck stalls out in the heat. Robert Lowell / American Journal