The first parade was 30 August 2014, the Celebrate Bandera Parade. My line number was the famous Jack Benny number of 39 out of a total of 49 parade participants. It was a great day, the weather was not too bad and the turn out was super! Lots of parade supporters were present. It was just a fun day in Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World! Thanks to all the hard working parade organizers that made everything run so well.
The second parade was the Tarpley VFD Labor Day parade on 31 August 2014. It seems to have more entries every year! It was a fun parade also. The Chicken Car and I placed 3rd in the "Patriotic" category. When the announcer announced my name, I was totally surprised.
After the parade, I enjoyed some great BBQ and visiting with several friends. Then it was time to get that Chicken Car back to the roost!
The two lovely folks on the horse named "Fancy Anna" are Payton and Sue. This was their first time to participate in Tarpley's Parade. And I believe they won "Second" place to boot. I sure hope that they return next year!
• I want to proudly announce that Jeanene Mansfield is our newest member of the Pipe Creek Cemetery Association Board of Trustees.