May 25th, 2012
One of the many great things about living in a small town is the way everyone comes together on holidays. In our town, we celebrate Memorial Day with a parade at noon and a community picnic, with live music at the park and the fire crackers always begin at 8:45 promptly! The parade features the local veterans group, floats by some of the businesses like the bank and the grocery store, the fire department brings two of their trucks and an ambulance, the high school marching band and a float with the new class president and student council officers, a couple of clowns that entertain at children’s birthday parties, and a chance for kids who want to decorate their bikes to ride in the parade and have a shot at getting a trophy for best decorated bike.
It’s great fun for the whole community and makes me appreciate my neighbors and the towns people.