HAPPY DOT DAY! Parade steps off at 1 p.m.

Parade GuyParade GuyMore than 100,000 people are expected to turn out for this Sunday’s Dorchester Day Parade. The parade starts at 1 o’clock from the corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue in Lower Mills.

This is the 108th Dot Day parade. It will be packed with marching bands, floats and politicians including both Senator Scott Brown and his main Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Dorchester Day started back in 1904 as a commemoration of the town’s settlement in 1630— one month before Boston. In more recent times, Dorchester Day has become a celebration of the multi-cultural mix that is modern-day Dorchester. The emphasis is on bands, dancers and colorful floats that highlight the neighborhood’s robust civic and cultural life.

Among the dignitaries who will be part of the parade’s first division will be Chief Marshal Ralph Browne, a veteran of the Korean War; the honorary Mayor of Dorchester Katie Hurley, who raised thousands of dollars to help cover the costs of the event ; and the Young Miss and Little Miss Dorchester contest winners, MyChalia Sanfilippo, 12, and Delia O’Toole, 7, respectively.

Parade Begins at 1 p.m. Sharp on Sunday, June 3
Please note: The following roster is subject to change and appears as a courtesy from the Dorchester Day Parade Committee

ADVANCE UNIT
Brewster Ambulance
McCall Ambulance
Eascare Ambulance
Boston Emergency Medical Services
Boston Fire Department

CHIEF MARSHAL’S DIVISION
Mayor Thomas M. Menino & Family
Veterans Services Commissioner Francisco Urena
Honorary Grand Marshal Maureen Feeney
Boston Police Gaelic Column
U.S. Senator Scott Brown
2012 Chief Marshal - Ralph F. Browne
2012 Mayor of Dorchester - Katie Hurley
Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps
Disabled American Veterans (Dept. of MA)
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
Honor Guard
Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department
Honor Guard
English High School Army JROTC
Community Academy of Science & Health
- JROTC
Brighton High School - JROTC
164th Transportation Battalion
USA VSC (USA VOLUNTEER
SERVICE COMMAND)
2012 Little Miss Dorchester - Delia Rose O’Toole
2012 Young Miss Dorchester -
MyChaila Elizabeth Sanfilippo
2012 Artist Competition Winners -
Labonno Ranga & Robert DeRosa
National Lancers
Worcester Sound & Lights Military Band Organ
5th Mass Battery
Westbrook Drum Corps
7th Mass Regiment
2012 Ms. Northeast Plus-Size Woman -
Sondra Hardy

1ST DIVISION
Mt. Washington Bank
Dorchester Board of Trade
Dynasty Productions Inc.
H. Levenbaum Insurance
Boston Gaelic Fire Brigade
Senator Jack Hart
Saint Mark’s Area Main Street
Hallamore Corp., Clydesdale Horses & Wagon
Kit Clark Senior Services
Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.
New Liberty Jazz Band
State Representative Marty Walsh
Fields Corner Children Thrive &
Dorchester Cluster
Vietnamese American Women’s League of MA
Dorchester House / Dotwell / Codman Sq.
Health Center
Saint Brendan’s Color Guard
State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry
Renew Boston
Dot Out
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Patsy’s Clowns
BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center
State Representative Nick Collins
First Baptist Church
Boston Windjammers
State Representative Carlos Henriquez
Dorchester Community Food Co-op

2ND DIVISION
Providence Brass Band
City Councilor Frank Baker
The Bostonian Nursing Home
Forbes School of Irish Dance
City Council President Stephen Murphy
Fields Corner Main Street
Century 21 Cahill Associates
New England North Minority Pathfinders
City Councilor-at-Large John Connolly
Upham’s Elder Service Plan
Massachusetts Nurses Association (Region 5)
A Cluster of Clowns
Christ the Rock Church
Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
(Viet-Aid)
Roberto Clemente 21 Dancers
Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson
Dorchester Arts Collaborative
Dorchester Boxing Club
College Hype
Estrellas Tropicales
City Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley
105.7 WROR
Dorchester People for Peace
South End Dynamites

3RD DIVISION
Veterans For Peace, the Smedley D. Butler Brigade
Upham’s Corner Health Center
Vietnamese American Community of Mass
Uncle Sam Jazz Band
Mather Elementary School
Pilgrim Church
Carney Hospital
Roma Band
Dorchester Collegiate Academy
Dot Art
Kenny School Marching Band
Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate
Dorchester Recycling Coalition
Tony Barrie Marching Band
Dorchester ABCD / NSC
Firehouse Dixie
Cycling Murrays
Empowerment Christian Church