We started the day with a parade. Our hometown celebrates Labor Day with a festival weekend, starting on Friday night, a parade on Saturday morning, and continuing until Monday afternoon.
Some sights from the parade...
Ready and waiting for the parade
(and her boys in orange and blue!)
The Color Guard leading the parade
Razzle the Clown
The Wells-Fargo Wagon is a comin' down the street...
Oh please let it be for me!
(Sorry, couldn't help myself, bursting into song like that!)
Lots of old cars
The high school cheerleaders and football players with the Chick-fil-a Cows
Military Veterans from World War II
Check out the spear this guy is carrying!
Renaissance Festival players
The Senior Center float.
They were great!
A train came by in the middle of the parade
so they were stopped in front of us for a while.
The guy with the umbrella was leading the crowd in songs to pass the time.
The "Prom King" behind him looked like he was ready to swat the umbrella guy with his sign!
From the Carolina Panthers
Gloria about fell over in surprise when I actually CAUGHT a football thrown by Sir Purr.
I didn't really think I would...just stuck my hand up in the air and the next thing I knew...
there was a little football in it!
We both just laughed and laughed.
On a float?
No parade is complete without the Shriners!
Lots of fire trucks from the various volunteer departments
Homer, from the Charlotte Knights, our local baseball farm team
We had to hurry home after the parade so we could see Auburn play Utah State. Fortunately, that game had a favorable outcome, even if it did come down to the end of the game. We went back to the festival later in the afternoon and into the evening. But that will have to be another post. And I think the funnel cake will have to be a post all its own!