Shady Hollow, our new neighborhood, puts on a parade and other activities every year for the 4th of July. We walked to the pool, the end of the line for the parade, and made it just in time to see the classic cars. They were followed by some floats and then sections of decorated kids and adults. Next year, we’ll have to help Jessica decorate her little car to ride in the parade.
The Chick-fil-a cow, a fire hydrant costumed adult and two Manchaca Volunteer Fire Department vehicles finished up the parade.
VFW Post 3377 presented the colors and we said the Pledge of Allegiance. This was followed by a patriotic reading and a few patriotic songs. Then the parade awards were announced.
A number of people were handing out red, white and blue beads. Jessica picked out some red beads.
The local boy scout troop sold lunch items and the Kiwanis club sold snow cones. James stood in line and got us each one. Jessica seemed to enjoy sharing her Daddy’s cherry snow cone more than my berry snow cone. She really wanted to hold the cup, but we wouldn’t let her.
Jessica was then entranced by the square dances. They did a few numbers and then got volunteers to test out their dancing skills. I was one of those volunteers. One of the lady dancers tried to get James, but when she saw me being led off by one of the male dancers, she said sadly “Oh, you have to stay with the baby.” I don’t think James was disappointed. Too bad, he didn’t think to snap a pic of me dancing.