LOWELL | It's hard to say just how many units will be in Monday's Lowell Labor Day Parade because the list just keeps growing.
Lowell Clerk-Treasurer Judy Walters said Friday the cut-off for registering to be in the parade was Monday, but the calls keep coming in. Every year some units just show up, she said, and they are relegated to the rear.
That means, based on phone calls, the parade could exceed the 125 unit mark.
The parade is the culmination of a four-day festival that gets into full swing Saturday with a sidewalk sale and festive offerings on the grounds of the former Rieter Automotive site at Oakley Avenue and Harding Drive.
The festival foods, entertainment and bargains will continue Sunday when the Lowell Kiddie Parade marches by at 1 p.m. and the Spectacular Fireworks Show bursts on the scene at dark, about 8 p.m., behind Oak Hill Elementary School. A $2 parking donation will be requested.