Small-town festivals can be such fun ~ this one is top-notch!
This year’s was the best yet ~ celebrating at summer’s end.
A big crowd turned out early to support the fire department
at their all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast.
The rest of the pictures on this post are from the parade.
Our great-nephew was riding this fire engine
as part of the state runners-up team;
he is second from the front ~ waving to bystanders.
There must have been 15-20 siren-blaring vehicles
at the beginning of the parade ~ I saw someone in one
of the vehicles with earplugs ~ they should have thrown those out
to the crowd like they pitched candy to the kids ~
My cousin drove the grand marshal car.
The hometown band is always a favorite.
A nearby town loaned their trolley to haul people around town.
“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet . . .
Praise Him upon the loud cymbals:
praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD.”
~ float sponsored by the local Christmas tree grower ~
Two of my cousins were aboard this float.
~ a bygone Purdue Boilermaker engine ~
A friend of ours collects old nozzles and sprinklers;
and now he has enough of them to fill a whole float!
~ his antique 50hp Reeves LP engine ~
There were even a few brilliantly colored birds in the parade ~
~ Texas Roadhouse mascot ~
And here comes the much-anticipated Frito-Lay semi.
There is a factory nearby and they literally throw
thousands of bags of different kinds of chips to the crowd;
we ended up with at least a dozen of them.
The horses were the last entry;
and then came the fella who cleaned up after them ~
~ more festival pictures next time ~
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