Monday, May 4, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Time for a Parade

It's Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and time to share our favorite outdoor photos with Susan for her fun event Outdoor Wednesday. After we spend some time watching the parade, make sure to visit Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone else is sharing this week.

Everyone loves a parade! The last weekend in April means one thing - Georgetown's Annual Red Poppy Fest. This is a fun community event filled with great shopping, food, music and fun. Every festival should start with a parade, don't you think?
Georgetown High School Marching Band - go Eagles! It will be interesting in a few years when we have a second high school. I guess we'll have two bands to cheer on!
Georgetown finally has it's own pipe and drum corp. A group of dedicated firefighters have spent several years putting this together. They were wonderful! Is there anything more stirring than the sound of bagpipes?

Standing in line for a snow ball. My niece Desi had so much fun this year . . .
... that she wanted to "stick around" all day - sorry, couldn't resist! The kids area was a lot of fun this year. It was manned almost entirely by students from Georgetown High School and they were really great with the kids.

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse of our little town. Now stop by and visit Susan and see everyone's favorite outdoor spaces.

19 comments:

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

I just love a parade, Desi looks so happy . thank you for sharing.
Sue

CailinMarie said...

looks like a fun day - and good for the pipe core! that must have taken a lot of dedication!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Kathy! Looks like a wonderful day for everyone! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kat! This looks like so much fun! I haven't been to a pararde in years! Thanks for taking me to one!! lol Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Jadehollow said...

Looks like a blast Kathy.. That sticky slide looks like a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

KayC. said...

Bag pipes! Be still my Irish heart!

xinex said...

What a fun event, Kathy! I miss parades. We used to have so many in the Philippines when I was growing up...Christine

prairiedog said...

Hi Kat,loved your parade.Does this mean the poppies are in bloom now? Our high school team are the eagles too!
((hugs))Cyndi

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like FUN! LOVE the face painting!

Light and Voices said...

Hi!
Parades are such fun!
Joyce M

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Looks like you had a fun filled day.....another great festival to go to in your area! You have so many of them! Lucky! Your niece is so cute. Lu

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh to answer your question about the Derby winner....no, he was an unknown winner that was never highlighted because he was a 50-1 long shot! The one man you may be thinking about was the retired Biology Teacher/Principle that only had one horse trained and entered in the Derby that others talked about making a big deal of his one and only horse. Some trainers go through 20-30 horses looking for the "one" so for him to have only entered one was sort of joke to them....I was hoping he won at first just for that reason but I guess it just wasn't his day.

Mary said...

It looks as though everyone had a terrific time. We all love a parade.

Christi said...

I love parades. Such a good time for communities to come together for an enjoyable time!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

raxx a day in the life said...

Looks like a really fun day!! Your niece is sooo cute, and I persoanlly ADORE parades!!

The Muse said...

I love bagpipes...almost as much as inflatables!!

What fun!!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kathy, such sweet pictures.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

kbbryant said...

How fun! Small towns have such great traditions. I miss those kinds of activities.

Kathy b

Kathysue said...

Ok now you still have parades in your town, that does it I think I need to move to Georgetown. I would love to live in such a charming village.Thank you for sharing all of the special events,it is almost like being there. hugs Kathysue