(Harrison ME) I have to admit that I used to go for the candy………but now I go to take pictures.
I viewed the 2015 edition of the Old Home Days Parade this afternoon and collected pictures from the event. Temperatures in the 80’s probably limited the number of spectators, at least in the Harrison boat launch area.
If you weren’t there these pictures are what you missed. If you were there, here are my pictures of what you saw.
One thing I made sure I did was to time the length of the parade. Today’s was nineteen minutes. You snooze you lose!
There were four specific things about today’s parade that caught my attention; (1) there was no music, (2) almost no candy, (3) no tractors, and (4) there were no sirens. Plenty of fire trucks, however.
The four missing pieces caught me by surprise because they have always been parts of previous parades.
I guessed that things were different for the 2015 edition of the parade when I noticed that there were no signs on Route 117 alerting drivers that a parade was going to happen. That may have been an oversight.
A number of antique cars traveled the parade route. One couple displayed a plaque declaring their vehicle the 2015 antique auto winner.
I caught a couple of youngsters riding in prominent spots in fire engines.
I wonder how many years Averill Davis has had his car in the parade?
Kids with squirt guns and me with my camera. What could go wrong? That’s why camps have counselors! “Let’s use common sense when we see someone with a camera,” directed one Camp Wigwam counselor.
(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)