I love small-town 4th of July Celebrations. Here are some pictures from this morning's parade in Friday Harbor.
The local Captains of Pick-Up (trash collectors) had a drill team routine, complete with their "grabbers."
The theme was "Animals on Parade" and I loved these goats in disguise.
At the national park on the island they do re-enactments of the so-called "Pig War" of the 1860s. I include this photo to point out Darlene, the woman in the middle with the guide dog. She is a ranger at the park and is irrepressible. This is the last parade for her dog, Fayette, who will be retired this month.
I just LOVED these costumes by the beachwatcher group.
I was confused when I saw the parade routed into a parking lot -- then tears came to my eyes when I saw that the floats, bands and other acts stopped and performed for honored audience members -- residents of the town's convalescent home, who watched appreciatively with their wheelchairs and walkers.
THAT'S how you know a town has heart. Happy 4th of July everyone!
Janice and Bandit the Wonder Dog (& Kiwi too!)
(Wonder why I got him, Wonder why I keep him ...)
2000 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 35', 2 slides, Honda CRV toad