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Williamsville's Old Home Days starts with parade for Amherst's 200th birthday

The annual Old Home Days celebration in Williamsville kicks off today with a parade to mark Amherst's 200th birthday.

The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs along Main Street in the village from Williamsville South High School to Los Robles Street. Fifty units are scheduled to participate, led by the Amherst Police honor guard and the Jolly Boys of Williamsville carrying the town's bicentennial flag and banner. Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa is grand marshal.

The parade is the latest event held this year to note the town's formation in 1818. It will feature descendants from Amherst's founding families, performers from the Seneca Nation, members of the town's oldest religious congregations, services clubs, fire companies and other groups.

Old Home Days runs today through Friday with music and other entertainment, midway rides, class reunions, a beer tent, food and other attractions.

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