There are always lots of politicians and this being an election year, there were more than normal.
Lots of candy throwing and hand shaking, beads and the coveted fans, with elect "Joe Smith for Dog Catcher" printed on them, but in July in Florida, you don't care what they say you just want one.
And then there are the mounted posses,
and the tractors,
and the monster trucks,
and the future beauty queens,
and did I happen to mention the tractors?
A great time was had by all and
only in Sopchoppy does the parade stop and wait for old friends, who haven't seen each other in months to hug. It is like a family reunion and every body belongs.
After the parade everyone gears up for the evening celebration.
You get the lawn chairs, the blankets, the towels and the coolers and set out for your favorite resting spot. We always have the celebration at our church. We set up water slides and play patriotic music, and the grown ups sit around and talk to old and new friends and the kids run and play and jump and slide.
|Easton & Kyla|
|Dalten having a blast.|
This is Kyle -
My favorite picture of the day is the one of my two year old granddaughter Kayden, waving the American flag with all her might, everytime one of the rockets goes off.
God Bless the USA!