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Small town summer parade

8 Jul


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This month our town put on its annual fair days and part of that included the yearly parade. All our parades start with a marching band and end with a street sweeper. What is packed in between varies from year to year, but there are the constants like what I’ve chosen to show. Nothin’ says small town parade like John Deere farm equipment and semi’s driving by as kids race up to them to get the candy they are throwing out.

The quads are ridden by my little JAMmers.

There were lots of business floats as well, school floats and organized sports floats. It may not be the best parade out there, but it’s what we’ve got and everyone comes out to watch and support each other and take part in the Fair Days weekend.

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10 Responses to “Small town summer parade”

  1. Crack You Whip July 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I used to live in a small town and the parades were the best because I knew so many people at the parade it was like a reunion at the city’s expense. Fun, fun!

    • myjampackedlife July 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      They are so fun. It’s great to see all the people come out and line the streets. The parade is basically the same from year to year but we still get excited because it’s the only one we have all year.

  2. A Young Investor July 10, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Love the small town environment. Friendly people, good air quality, etc. Nothing like what we have here in Toronto.

    • myjampackedlife July 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      It’s very nice to live in a small community where we all know each other. Our town is growing more and more each day and while that’s good, it’s also bringing new issues in and more people who pass through. It’s. Ice to live near a bigger city too though some have the best of both worlds

  3. seedebtrun July 9, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    That looks like an awesome little parade..

    My kids love parades, but we had to skip them this year because of the 100+ degree temperatures (we have a baby)..

    Hopefully it was a little bit cooler where you are.

    -Jefferson @seedebtrun

    • myjampackedlife July 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Yes it was cooler. We usually don’t see high temps till July and this was early June. Kind of kick starts summ for us.

  4. Modest Money July 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    lol I love all the John Deere equipment in your town’s parade. Yep you’re definitely in Saskatchewan 😉

    I grew up in a small town in BC and it was pretty much the same thing minus the farm equipment. I did love running up to grab all the candy they would throw in the air. Good times.

    • myjampackedlife July 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      The little kids love the candy, but the big kid farmers really love their machinery!!

  5. Budget & the Beach July 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Ah those small hometown parades are the best. 🙂

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