"It's a beautiful day for a parade," said a man pushing his bike down the sidewalk. "A little humid, but a beautiful day."
Few would be inclined to disagree as the annual Fourth of July parade made its way down High Street. Veterans, homecoming queens, local community groups, motorcycles and more firetrucks than one could count were all included in the festivities.
Among the machines and Masons, Bentley's Boards proprietor Nate Gauger skated along on his enormous cruiser board with the Roller Derby Rockstars.
"I just wanted to show my spirit for the Fourth of July," Gauger said. "It's lots of fun."
Golf carts were available to collect donations and help the Fourth of July committee close their funding gap.
Musical acts included the Boyertown Alumni Marching band, the Rajah Temple String Band and a steam calliope.
The lure of the parade was strong enough to draw visitors from other parts of the state to Pottstown.
"We came from Scranton, and I visit my family here," said Carol Fanucci. "I love this. I used to live in this town many years ago, and we always came to the parade every year. So, it was nice to come back."
Did this parade veteran have a favorite attraction?
"We love the steam calliope," she said while laughing. "It's our favorite part."