Thursday, July 7, 2016

4th of July Parade 2016

The big parade was late in the afternoon.  It was a beautiful day, not too warm about 74 F and a breeze.  Here are some highlights from the parade.

Honor Guard

Mom and Dad waving

My Mom and Dad waving.  Dad was one of the Grand Marshals.

Alexandria Shriners

The Shriners from Alexandria with their 1910 Circus Calliope

Wizards of Kazoo

New York Mills Marching Eagles

The New York Mills Marching Eagles…the only marching band in the parade.Miss Park Rapids

Miss Park Rapids

Linda's Recycled Goods

Linda’s Recycled Goods…we went to school together.

Patriotic Horse

There was more…logging trucks, towing trucks, fire trucks, politicians shaking hands. the parade lasted about 90 minutes.  Many groups threw candy from five gallon buckets… at the end of the parade kids watching had bags of candy.

Chance went along …he was a good boy and just ignored the horses.  There was only one dog in the parade and when the owner saw Chance she picked up her little dog.  Chance liked the beef stick samples that Main Street Meats handed out!

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17 comments:

  1. It looks like Park Rapids had everything a good 4th of July parade needs, including perfect weather. Well, except maybe a fire truck. Those are some well-dressed horses!

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  2. nothing beats a small town parage

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  3. Looks like a wonderful parade.

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  4. Even the horses got gussied up! Thanks for the pictures so I could enjoy the parade, too. :-)

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  5. My kind of parade! The Wizards of KAZOO look like a fun bunch. Sadly, I think high school marching bands around here only march at games and in band competitions.

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  6. Wow! They put on a nice parade there. And kids go home with a bag of candy--and Chance got treats,too. People you know in the parade (grande marshall--whoohoo!) and kazoos. Can't beat that. :)

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  7. I love a good parade! My favorite is always the marching bands.

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  8. Hooray for the Grand Marshals! And I totally love the Wizards of Kazoo. Nothing beats a small town parade of any kind.

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  9. Nothing like a small town Independence Day parade. I have a hard time not scrambling out with the kids to grab a share of the candy....:)

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  10. Your dad is having a pretty big year. That's awesome! Love the Wizards of Kazoo. Fun parade.

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  11. Thanks for sharing. What an honour for your parents.
    Chance is well behaved. Rhett barks when he sees a horse or cow or.... Even if it's on t.v.

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  12. You must be so proud of your Mom and Dad. Don't they look good riding in that convertible? I love a parade like that, and haven't been to one in years. I love those two horses in the last picture.

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  13. Look at your Mom and Dad! How special is that? I love a marching band and the horses, of course! Glad Chance got a treat and what great temps!

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  14. Local parades are the best and when your dad is grand marshall it's tops.

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  15. Looks and sounds like all had a great day ! Lovely photos , Our Miggs loves horses and likes to kiss their noses lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  16. The Grand Marshals were extra special. It sounds like a good parade, similar to the one in the small town where I grew up.

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  17. Mom and dad were looked good in that car. I am glad they asked them to do that. I remember a few seasonal parades at Grand Rapids. They had a very large band and really worked the native American Theme with the costumes. It was a good day for your parade.

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