I want to say up front that these pictures are not great quality,all have been taken with my iPhone,held in one hand while trying to hold an umbrella over my head with the other.
The weekend of August 22-24 was the annual Corn and Apple Festival in my home town/city.
This event draws people from near and far. Festivities begin on Friday,with at least 7 blocks of the main street blocked off.The street is lined with food booths and vendors of all kinds.At one end,several blocks are designated to amusement rides,a popular spot for kids of all ages.
Saturday morning begins with a parade.Here are my sister,Becky,her granddaughter,Addy and my granddaughter Kai waiting for the parade to begin. It was drizzling constantly,but we toughed it out.
Some of my favourite floats and entries are the marching bands. We didn't have many this year,but I enjoyed this small group as they came by.
Morden is home to peoples from many countries and it was wonderful to see a parade entry consisting of people from many nations.
Of course a parade is not complete without horses. These two riders are friends of mine.A father and daughter team.Dave and Clarissa look very comfortable on their horses.
Sometime during the parade the local firemen come along,looking for donations to the Children's Burn Fund.Lots of funds get dropped in those large fireman's boots.
Neighbouring communities take part as well. This is from Steinbach,advertising the Mennonite Heritage Village.
Morden is home to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Center,so this vehicle is advertising that.
Farmers cannot be left out. This is a far cry from the small tractors I grew up with. Better hope that the crops will be abundant,to help pay for a machine like this.
Not only are the tractors big,but so are the muscles. My nephew Dave is a body builder and works at a gym.He was on the float promoting the gym. With arms like that,I hope he will be around when I need some heavy lifting done.
From pure muscle to pure beauty.I loved this dress,worn by one of the representatives from another country.
Watch for another post about this festival coming in a day or two.