Parades. The first parade I remember well was on the Fourth of July and I was a participant. My older sister helped my little sister and me decorate our tricycles with red, white, and blue crepe paper. We affixed tiny American flags all over our bikes and pedaled the parade route through out tiny downtown to welcome Alaska as a state.
Then we saw Music Man performed live by my older brother’s high school.
I was hooked.
Tomorrow I’ll be in a parade, too. This time the theme is corn Ö for the Loveland’s annual Corn Roast Festival Parade. I look forward to the smiling faces, the music and camaraderie, and all that goes with a hometown festival.
Watch for Loveland 365 ñ we will be a sandwich-boarded group marching and singing. It is good to celebrate living in a community and being a part of something whose sum equals more than the individual parts.
For info on Loveland’s Corn Roast Festival, visit the Loveland Chamber of Commerce website.