We were not sure what to expect. Casa Grande has a population of approximately 50,000. What could they do? We know they are pretty big on decorating the downtown streets and they have a huge Christmas tree in front of the city hall. We read in the local newspaper that there would be 90 floats as well as marching bands. There were 96 entries!
We met up with friends Cathy and Dale, Terry and Sandra, and Diane.
|Sandra, Cathy, Diane and me - No I am not ordering beer! Note the sunset in the store windows.|
The last one you see here was my favourite and I voted for it on the website.
We sang, we cheered and clapped. There were a lot of goodies being tossed. Chips, pop, candies, candy canes and coupons. By the end of the parade our pockets were overflowing.
It was quite chilly and I am quite certain that the participants were not used to having to dress warmly.