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Hither & Yon- A Smalltown Parade

After a dreary and rainy Friday. Saturday, November 6 arrived as a glorious but windy, chilly morning. 'Perfect day for the annual Florida Seafood Festival Parade in Apalachicola, FL. It was the definition of a smalltown parade, bringing out almost everyone in town.

Lining up to watch the parade 11_21 apalachicola parade waiting DSC07357 -1

Waiting.
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First came lots of fire trucks, including those from all the neighboring communities. Shined up and most carrying a platoon of kids.
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The local power company put in an appearance, with a bucket o' kids. 11_21 apalachicola parade duke energy DSC07391 -1
11_21 apalachicola parade duke energy DSC07391 -1
There were BIG floats and...
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not so big floats...
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A King and Queen
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and an only-slightly older Ms. Apalach (1954).
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Poodle skirts, with the obligatory poodle and..
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the Swivel Sisters with big hats.
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A Wizard even rode by. 11_21 apalachicola parade oz DSC07397 -1

There was a bike-riding exhibition, which included greeting parade watchers.
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Strange characters appeared occasionally...
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11_21 apalachicola parade american grinch DSC07411 -1
much to the delight of viewers.
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It all ended with a horse-borne contingent stopping frequently to meet and greet.
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A great time was had by all.

November 6, 2021



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