First Fourth Parade
Last year, our ‘new’ small town had cancelled their fourth of July parade.
yeah. I was mad. well, not mad. just irritated.
Afterall, that’s one of the many reasons why we wanted to move from our small town to an even smaller town. the parade. That’s right. I would move for small things like a fruit stand, a backyard creek and a parade down main street.
So you can imagine my excitement when this year, they announced a ressurected Independence day parade. Heck yeah. Loganville is making George Washington proud.
Yes, we were late. And I thought for sure we would miss the entire thing because I didn’t expect it to be longer than ten minutes.
There were some definitely highlights….the trains…
the Georgia Masons would have made my Pappap proud for representing…
the plethora of flags…
…the girl scouts (Being Prepared!) were a hit for me seeing as how I am a retired Girl Scout Junior
Might I recommend that next year, the Brownies throw out Samoas or Thin Mints to the crowd. I’m just saying.
Will absolutely loved the fire truck.
He also loved the tractors.
Personally I was glad we were close enough to see the dancers – they were saluting soldiers in this move…
This was the one true float…whatever happened to real floats?! the ones with crepe paper and a gazillion manhours?
Of course, as home improvement addicts, we had to get a photo of the Home Depot truck….
The Atlanta Marching Band (I think that was this groups name) was present and they had some spicy dancers and a full band. My mom was a majorette…and I can just imagine her doing those moves. sortof.
I felt so bad for the guys that had the big instruments…they had to be tired…and hot. I was tired and hot seeing as how it was like 98 degrees out…but these guys showed true dedication.
Okay – so Will’s favorite two things had to be the train…they had a mini one that all the kids were screaming to get on…
And the horses…which were a total surprise to me…
The big ones actually did a little trot show right in front of us.
But the biggest, most impactful thing that Will got out of the show was what one horse did right in front of us. right onto the road.
Later on, we asked him to smile…no dice. Until we said, “remember the horses? What did the horsie say?”
Overall – it was super fun. First parade was a total success.
More on our Fourth of July a little later