A quick rain shower stopped minutes before the parade stepped off, to the delight of one of the largest crowds ever. Here are a few highlights . . .
|Our new City Council rode in the antique Fairhope Fire Engine. You can see this fire engine displayed at the Fairhope Museum of History. You can see the City Council at McSharry's.|
|Popular radio host, Lori DuBose Guy from |
our wonderful local WABF, 1220 AM radio station.
The official station of Swap Shop, Neil Diamond and The Carpenters.
|A beautiful Christmas Princess.|
|The world needs more baton twirlers.|
Come to think of it, if Malia and Sasha Obama twirled baton, there would (probably) be great world peace. Or just some very expensive broken national treasures in the Blue Room.
|Our fabulous Baldwin County Junior Miss representatives. |
Didn't they change the name to "Young Women of Distinction?"
I vote to keep"Junior Miss."
Extra points for polka-dots!
|Santa Pig!!!! Piggly Wiggly joined in the festivities. |
|One of our lovely Dogwood Trail Maids.|
And the Fairhope Pee Wee Cheerleaders and Football Players under their
beautifully decorated, GIANT Pirate flag.
There had to be a Mom behind the creation of this masterpiece.
And if you are from outside our area, allow me to explain:
Because we are located just a few miles from Mobile, Alabama, the birthplace of U.S. Mardi Gras (NOT New Orleans - I'll cover that a few months from now) all, and I mean ALL our parades cover the streets with candy and beads.
Children from Fairhope have been known to cry at parades in Disney World because they are so disappointed that Mickey Mouse didn't throw them candy or Moon Pies. Lame ol' Mouse!
We know how to parade!
Now, go have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.