On the last Saturday of April the town of Winters has a wonderful tradition of celebrating our youth, our community and our commitment to come together to make our town a better place.
The parade has been around for 70+ years and is amazing. There is a kiddie parade, followed by floats, bands, marching units, horses, dancers, pets, moms on mopeds, moms off mopeds, local celebrities and honorees. It is an amazing parade. Many families help their children get from one entry to another as the child participates with each of their groups. It is not uncommon to see folks racing back along the parade route, changing costumes, and volunteering along the way.
My favorite part, of course, is the Winters Friends of the Library Marching Unit. Various members of the Winters Friends of the Library and friends organized by fearless leaders, Sally Brown and Keith Cary, select music, brainstorm about the theme, coordinate costumes, practices and frivolity as well as support for our community library.
We also gather with friends and family to catch up, share food, laughter and love.
Some people are so moved by the good energy they just can’t sit still!
Maybe you will be moved to join us next year.
What traditions do you have in your community?