Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Parishville Bicentennial Parade - Part 1

Parishville is a small, rural town southwest of me and on the St. Regis River. I visited one day so I could see their Bicentennial Parade. I arrived early, so I toured the town center, beginning at this gazebo on the St. Regis:

A country duo was playing "Okie from Muskogee" while three children danced merrily. The little boy seemed to be break dancing:

The local Amvets Post was directly across the street and, though I didn't go in, it sounded as if a lot of drinking was going on inside:

And across from the Amvets Post, the Parishville Fire Department:

A refreshment stand:

And Evil Seed Sauces has labelled two hot sauce varieties in honor of the Parishville bicentennial:

I began walking up the road to position myself for the parade, passing the town hall on my way:

I chose a spot by the town museum:

The parade began with many fire engines and much highway garage equipment. But I really perked up when these gigantic horses trotted by, pulling a wagon load of passengers:

There were more firetrucks and ambulances:

Soldiers marching:

The local Amvets Post sponsored a float. The parade had now begun in earnest and I could see a line of paraders stretching down the road and across the bridge. I'll post Part 2 tomorrow:

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