Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pryor Christmas Parade

Last night, in Pryor, the Christmas parade was held and we went there not only to see, but also to do a few extra things.
It lasted for close to 1.5 or 2 hours, but since all was so interesting to look at, you couldn't really notice the time passing by..
The row of people stretched for half of mile maybe.....on both sides of the street....

The temperature was at freezing level and I also believe it went even below that and everybody had frosty toes ! Go figure.
It's quite something to go see and a lot of time and effort is put into the parade organization.
The theme for decorating the floats was "Your Christmas Wish" and there were 3 categories to compete in : commercial, non-commercial and youth & business.
The winners for the 3 were Christmas out West

and The Hippopotamus Float....inspired by the song "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"

And here is the video for the hipo song (Gayla Peevey (born 1943) is perhaps best known for her song, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" (Columbia, 1953). A child star from Ponca City, Oklahoma (yea !) don't confuse the girl you see in the videoclip with the voice as it is not her' is Gayla's).

and The FFA float.

Aren't those kids just so cute ?

Here's Miss Pryor.

There's me next to a float.

People were brave enough to sit and watch the parade in such a cold you can see. Some might have experience doing this as I see that they brought blankets to cover themselves.

Some places had cookies and cider for 50 cents....other places gave free chocolate & marshmallow.
Here is me again, at the movie theater....where they had free popvorn for everybody.

Here's the Youth Academy.

Here's a group of Scouts.

This train was specially built for 24 grandchildren. Amazing !

The Prevention Program.

Santa came at the very end.

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of my youth... Grew up in a town of about 25,000 people. A real community effort to make something like that work, yet they (occasionally me, our church always had a float) made it work year after year

    nice post, nice memories