Who doesn’t love a parade?! A parade brings a community together. Some of my fondest memories of parades are summers visiting my grandparents in Cascade, Idaho over the Fourth of July with huge papier mache’ trout and colorful big horn sheep sculptures being towed down Main Street (which has no stop lights by the way) and being sprayed by the local firetruck; the Basque Parade in Winnemucca, Nevada where the children of that ethnicity would dance down Main Street in their red, white, and green outfits and my Dad would ride around in circles in his little Shriner car (and then having the best chorizo you have ever tasted at the picnic that followed); the chill in the air while performing the dance moves to “On Broadway” by George Benson down Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada while being a member of my high school’s drill team; and then being in New York City for the Macy’s Day Parade in 1988 while completing my training on Wall Street at the World Trade Center as a Financial Advisor with Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (now Morgan Stanley) where we took over the Southgate Hotel on 7th Ave. and the parade with the large balloons drifted right past my 3rdstory window. What an experience!
What are your fondest parade memories?
This Tuesday, we have the pleasure of getting an inside peek to the 5 1/2 mile long Rose Parade on New Year’s Day held in Pasadena, California by our own Club member, Rich Todd. What a great opportunity to introduce someone from our community to Rotary and our Club! If you haven’t attended a meeting in a while, please join us!!
Yours In Rotary Service,
Michelle Corradetti, President
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