This weekend Mom and I went to see Brattleboro, Vermont's
answer to Spain's running of the bulls: The Strolling of the Heifers
It's a festival celebrating (of course) the stars of the local dairy industry, as well as local vegetable farms. Saturday's festivities kicked off with a fantastic parade, then were followed by both a Dairy Fest and Green Expo.
We got there early (an understatement, trust me) enough to get good seats on the parade route. It was, as you will see, a fantastic parade. (I'll make these small, since there are so many, but click to "embiggen" them.)
While we waited in anticipation for the stars of the show, we had entertainment from this lovely fairy, sprinkling "Dairy Dust" everywhere.
Ahem. I think that's a bull, NOT a heifer.
Here they come!!!
For babies who are too small to walk:
This is Edna, my favorite:
Another Kathryn! Isn't she lovely?
Don't forget the Poop Patrol!
A "big thing" for Janie.
Advertising. You are doing it right. mmmmmmmm ice creaaaamm...
If you haven't had enough parade, here is a video
from the local newspaper, The Reformer.
But wait! There's more! The rest of the parade to come in my next post. (You'll note I did not say "tomorrow"...just in case I don't.)