President Elsa Núñez and other family members were joined by Louis Rodriguez, assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement (CEE); CEE administrative assistant Irene Cretella; and student volunteers, as well as Windham Middle School students who are members of the Puentes al Futuro at the Annual Boom Box Parade, held on Main Street in Willimantic on July 4. Thousands of people come to see the parade, now in its 28th year. Facilities carpenter and maintenance supervisor John Pierre Godbout, who built the S.S Eastern float several years ago, hosted one of the Eastern Warrior banners, and John Wylie, drove the truck that tugged the boat down Main Street.
Staff, family and children at the Child and Family Resource Center (CFDRC) conducted their annual July 4th Boom Box parade on campus on July 3. The children, wearing red, white and blue, began their march to the Foster Clock Tower and continued along the route from the CFDRC, past Occum Hall, the Student Center and between the Alvin D. Wood Support Services Center and Goddard Hall.