Festivals and Parades, in a small community, are an opportunity for everyone to get together and have fun. The banners in town have been flying for over a month, promoting this past week end.
Very early on Parade Day, chairs began to line up on Main Street....no reservations necessary.
By the time the parade started, the temperature was in the middle 90's. If there was a tree along the parade path, people gathered under the shade.
No parade is complete without a marching band...
The Shriner's, driving their famous small cars, are always fun to watch.
Clowns...is that a riding lawn mower? And, take a look at his hat by clicking on the photo....
Small town parades have their share of decorated floats with the local beautiful girls in long party dresses...each one, Queen for the Day, waving to the crowd.
Cowgirls and cowboys must be included in a Texas small town event.
And, of course, some horses.
There is always good support from our veterans.
The heritage of this community is Czech and German....so a Polka Club is a natural.
I don't know the significance of the mule drawn cart, but the animals were so magnificent, I couldn't resist showing them.
What wonderful spirit this small community of 2,500 has, to show up on a very hot morning and support the town parade....