You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Holiday plans: Mitt Romney invited to march in N.H. parade, President Obama to celebrate daughter’s birthday

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his family have been invited to march in a Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, N.H., where they own a lakefront mansion, according to the event’s organizer.

Parade marshal Harold Chamberlin told the Globe Sunday that “there’s plenty of room if he shows up” but said he could not confirm a Washington Post report that the Romneys will participate. Chamberlin, who has overseen the popular vacation town’s parade for 17 years, said Romney was also invited last year but did not attend.

Continue reading below

“So if I say ‘The Gov,’ as people call him here, is going to march and then he doesn’t show up, then I’ve shot myself in the foot,” Chamberlin said.

The Romney campaign did not respond immediately to a request for comment Sunday.

The Independence Day parade would be part of a weeklong vacation for the Romneys in Wolfeboro, a quaint community on Lake Winnipesaukee, where the White House hopeful bought a 13-acre estate in 1997.

The getaway location has become part of Romney lore: It is the site of the Romney Olympics, an annual family athletic competition, and of a 2003 rescue by Romney and his sons of a family of six whose boat sank in the lake.

Also on the Fourth, President Obama will celebrate the 14th birthday of his older daughter, Malia. There are no public events on the president’s schedule.

The Obama campaign did not respond immediately to a question about the president’s summer vacation plans. The Obamas have vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard during each of the first three summers of his presidency.

Callum Borchers can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of