Unfortunately, we had to leave the tournament to get to Roann for their parade. It is an excellent hometown parade. The town has a meager population of 400 residents, but the parade draws many people. If you ever want to see a good old fashioned, flag waving, hometown parade, it is well worth your time to travel to Roann, Indiana.
As always, the beginning of the parade had the traditional police and firetrucks
Fire animals of a different sort
There were Kings. . . .
and Queens . . . .
men or ... no... it is men dressed strangely !
lots of old cars
and floats with children .
What is a parade without a clown
The parade had some strange animals
ponies with beautiful young indian girls.
The parade had a car with the Red Hats !
Transportation of all sorts
Some people can nap anyplace
And my final picture of the parade is of my sister Barbara-waving to our family.
After the parade we moved our days celebrations to the far end of the town to watch a tractor pull. Barbara, Jane and I had never seen a tractor pull before. Dad loved it. He always wanted to be a farmer.
Always nice to see women partake in the competition!
a smidgeon of the people watching
Our dear Mother with her trend setting stlye for everyone to see.
Once again........some people can nap anywhere
We really enjoyed our day. We had time with family which is of course always important.