Sunday, October 21, 2007

Apple Festival Parade

Shriners at Apple Festival Parade Ellijay GAShriners Entertain

Apple Blossom Girl Scouts Ellijay GAMadison Marches

Gilmer High Band Ellijay GAGilmer High School Band

The annual parade celebrating the Apple Festival in Ellijay, Georgia. Locals and tourists alike lined the streets on Saturday to enjoy the festivities. The usually quiet small town was blasted with sirens from fire trucks and police cars.

The Shriners put on a great show as usual with their colorful clowns and cars.

The local high school band did a great job, and granddaughter Madison lead the local girl scouts.

It was a great success and a lot of fun for all. More pictures here.


Motherkitty said...

What an absolutely beautiful town you live in! Loved the slide show and you and daughter sitting on the curb.

We had our Heritage Day festival and Christmas in Marion on Friday-Sunday. We spent yesterday walking around looking at all the craft booths, food vendors, goodies, and had a great time talking with a lot of folks from around town. What a fun weekend for both of us.

Glad you could use the rain. Hopefully you will get more and Gov. Perdue won't have to beat up on the Corps of Engineers too much. Husband used to work for the Corps of Engineers before he retired so I know they do a lot of things that many people don't agree with regarding water.

June said...

Looks like a fun day. I enjoyed the slide show - and particularly liked the curbside girls!

Michael Manning said...

I do remember the Shriners in those little cars!

doubleknot said...

Can't remember the last time I was able to go to a parade - thanks for sharing yours. Looks like fun was had by all.

Beth said...

Wonderful pictures, Susan. They look like they're straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting! I have always loved small-town parades and have a particular affinity for the Shriners in their funny little cars. I really enjoyed your slide show.
(By the way, to answer the question you asked in your comment on my blog, those are Christmas trees growing in the field).