Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Small Town Parade

Until we moved to northern Colorado, four years ago, we weren't personally involved in any small town parades.  That changed and the first Labor Day parade we watched here showed us we had made the right decision to move to a small town of 18,000 people.  I know this isn't small for many of you but after living in cities that had populations of about 200,000 it seemed small to us.  We loved the parade because those in it give candy out to all the children on the sidelines.  It seems as if the whole town turns out for it and this year the parade last two hours.  Such fun.

 Some of our eldest vet's lead the parade.

Our high school marching band is one of the top in the nation and was at the last Presidential Inauguration.
Our four granddaughters came away with lots of candy and they had a great time watching all the floats and marching groups.  Got to love it!!!
Blessings on your day.


  1. Noreen, I haven't heard of a Labor Day parade before. What a fun idea. We live in a town of about 1800, so a town of 18,000 would seem big to us, although I know of towns that size and I like them. Glad you had a great time....Denise

  2. I so enjoyed those parade photos!! I haven't been to a parade in a while, so they were extra special to me!

    Thanks for stopping in. Sounds like you're all busy preserving the fruits of the earth too. :-)I just put the last of the peaches in the dehydrator. The others went to peach jam. Isn't this a fun time of year!

  3. Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time with beautiful weather, too!! Glad you're enjoying your 'small town.'

    Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons and visiting Living by Grace. Saw your comment and am so excited that you're going to be studying right along with us! Have a blessed week!

  4. the parade looks like fun...reminds me of the parades we had when we lived in cambria...

    glad to hear you and reggie are well...and YES !!! i do know about the ears...i have the groomer do it...i can't....

    happy to be back..i missed you and reggie

    kary and teddy

  5. I really miss those small town parades ....they always have such a great feel of shared camaraderie and enthusiasm for the community! Looks like you had a great time!! ~alice

  6. Aren't they wonderful...
    Longmont has always had great parades...
    things have been more crowded in the past years though. Oh well. Love the pictures.

  7. What a fun day and for a city of that few people absolutely marvellous turnout! Blessings!

  8. Hi Noreen, so glad you stopped by to see me on my blog.Hope you enjoy the apple and sweet potatoe recipe.
    Your towns parade reminds me so much of our towns 4th of July parade.They go all out for the 4th parade and tons of fireworks.Our town is tiny.
    Have a blessed day dear one.


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