Monday, July 4, 2011

Small Town Parade

US Forest Service- Smokey the bear!

Lots of goodies to hand out!

My favorite float- The Lone Star Ballet


This is what happens when your wagon wheel breaks during the parade...

Parade crowd

Cute Patriotic shirts


A photographer in the making!

Rachel and her crafty Patriotic shirt

Fair on the Square

I love the 4th of July! Family, friends, BBQ, parade... it doesn't get much better. We enjoyed celebrating this morning with friends. Canyon has a great small town parade. We were pleased to see the US Forest Service in the parade. They have had numerous crews in Canyon for the last few months. They have come down to help fight the wildfires in the area. Remember, only you can prevent forest fires. We appreciate those that are serving in our area and were glad to see them in the parade today.

Fair on the Square was a huge hit. Plenty of vendors selling their wares. We saw everything from face painting to funnel cakes and everything in between. It was great to see our new courthouse as the centerpiece of a historic celebration. I look forward to many more years of celebrating the 4th of July in my very own small town.

Clarendon High School Class of '91 --20 year Reunion

This weekend, I celebrated my 20 year reunion. Senior Class of 1991- wow, that seems like such a long time ago. We had about half of our graduating class show up. For some schools, that could be up to 200 people. For us, however, it was just 16. For just a moment, time stood still this weekend. Old friendships seemed to pick up right where they left off. It was great to meet the families of my classmates. I loved seeing where they are now and hearing about what they've done for the past 20 years.