This was the first parade in decades to have an actual marching band in it! The high schools combined into a pick-up band, distributed the music to the kids before hand, they showed up at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the parade to try it together and off they went! What a talented bunch which included young son! As always the parade is an eclectic group of displays and participants. The theme this year was the anniversary of women achieving the right of vote. Some of the participants made no attempt to conform to the theme but then that is what makes this a lot of fun.
After the parade we stayed in door to beat the 104F heat. Later that evening it was off to see fireworks. A great day for the Grouch family and for our country. Happy birthday America!
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|Watching the parade with our friends|
|A group keeping to the theme of the parade|
|Here come the band!|
|Young son blowin' that 'bone!|
|The fifes and drums|
|Polynesian dancers?! Wow, they could shake those hips!|
|Our very own ghostbusters!|
|My favorite - the motorized L-Z Boy recliner with a space theme!|
|The end to a great day!|