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Run/Walk takes place downtown. On-site registration starts at Green Mountain College at 6:45 a.m., and the race kicks off at 8 a.m. with awards given out at 9:15 a.m. Proceeds from the run go to support RAVNAH or the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Check out poultneyvt.com and visit the Fourth of July links to find a downloadable registration for the race. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from East Poultney and ends at Poultney Elementary School where the remainder of the day’s festivities will take place. The parade proceeds west on East Main Street to Main Street before continuing onto College Street and ending at the Poultney Elementary School grounds, following the traditional route. Among the parade participants will be the Catamount Bagpipes, the Adirondack Cowgirls and the Rutland Curbstone Barbershop Chorus. The Rutland Curbstone Barbershop Chorus will perform a number of patriotic songs at the elementary school after the parade ends. The Catamount Bagpipes will perform as well. The Adirondack Cowgirls, the Washington County, N.Y.-based equestrian drill team, will also perform acts of equestrian skills at various times during the day as well as offering horse rides. Schedules of performances will be available the week prior to the celebration at all Poultney area businesses. The grounds of Poultney Elementary School will transform into a fun zone with something to do for

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