There are three parades each year that I try not to miss.
The Blowing Rock parade on Thanksgiving weekend is one of them.
I am always glad to see some of the same characters every year.
The leader is a lady clown on her three-wheeler with a basket and balloons.
Among the old trucks is the “Mater” truck with a stained glass window and a swing for a seat.
I always look forward to the woman pulling the tiny truck carrying a Christmas tree.
There are also noisy groups of happy cloggers.
and dance troupes.
This year they were in Nutcracker costumes.
A Grinch or two shows up.
Anyone can join in the parade. Big or little.
Two legs or four legs.
We debated whether this was Scooby Doo or a Kangaroo?
I see all this as an opportunity for anyone to stop traffic and strut their stuffing.
It’s such a family friendly event.
Santa brings up the rear riding in a bucket firetruck.
I love this parade of characters.