Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Vida Christmas Parade 2013

Saturday December 21st the community of Vida hosted their annual Christmas Parade.  This is an amazing event where the whole community participates in the parade, as spectators, and in sharing a meal after the parade which the community hosts in their community center.  Despite the ominous clouds, the weather forecast proved true and the rain didn't dampen the parade, waiting until Saturday evening to bring in the cold front.  The parade participants lined up starting around 1pm at the community center for the parade which started at 2pm.

Parade Participants Gather Around the Vida Community Center
Dragoons Entry for the Vida Parade including the Waldos, Smyths and Wyatt Willis
The parade runs from the community center down County Road 19 and just past the convenience store all the cars and floats do a u-turn to double back so the parade spectators get two passes of the entire parade.  Hundreds of locals residents came out for the parade and the Dragoons were well received as always and SCV coins and Battle Flags were handed out to all the children lining the road and disappeared quickly as did all the candy.  Following the parade a dinner was served in the community center and parade participants and spectators were welcomed to enjoy chopped smoked pork, chili, camp stew, hot dogs, potato salad, beans and slaw and a host of delicious homemade desserts.  A wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season just days before Christmas and a great opportunity to fly the Battle Flag and advance the Cause.
Dragoon Danny Smyth Applies the Governor Braking His Daughter's Mini Car
Tractor Pulling a Float in the Vida Parade
Santa and Elf Horses in the Vida Parade

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