Thursday, September 2, 2010

Famous in a Small Town

Have you ever heard Miranda Lambert's song Famous in a Small Town? Everytime I hear it, I think of our small town. This past weekend, Kyler and I went home for a concert on Saturday night (more on that later). In the meantime though, our little town was having its annual Community Days on Friday and Saturday.

We spent much of Saturday morning at this year's events:
  • 5K Run in the Son (Okay, only Kyler went)
  • Annual Community Days Parade (Main feature of today's post)
  • Lunch provided by our church
I have to say, I was very much surprised by this year's parade's lengthy display. It's no Thanksgiving Day parade by any means, but it lasted a good 20-25 minutes. Our high school principal even joked that if you show up 10 minutes late, you'd miss the whole thing. Just think, they doubled the length of the parade this year!

Without further ado, here are some pictures from our parade. (Sorry if you're a Not-Quite-Country-Girl follower. I was sitting about ten feet away from her where she also took pictures.)
High  School Marching Band
Wheelchair Soccer Team
Campaigners of every age. HI KELLI!
Little ones on our church's float
One of our princess candidates (Her mama is my childhood best friend)
A couple of men from church with a more "unique" display
(No worries, that is only a dummie on the trailer)
One of the many (5) classic cars
The one and only mini car
Tractor Parade
I must say that well over half of our parade involved a John Deere tractor or some type of emergency vehicle. What happened to baseball teams, horses, clowns, or kids on bicycles? Just wondering...
Donkey? Miniature Donkey?
I must let you in on a little secret of mine. I have a thing for farm animals. Mom and I have all but begged Dad for chickens. When I was 12, I tried to convince my family to get me a pig. I was going to keep it in my front yard of course. I've wanted horses to put in our neighbor's horse pasture, cows to put in my other neighbor's pasture. Needleess to say, I didn't get any farm animals, though I did get a puppy. But I tell you all of this so that you will be there to support Kyler when I get on my next animal kick...because I believe it will involve a donkey.

But back to the parade...oh wait, that was the end of the parade. Back to Community Days!

After the parade, our church served lunch to the community. I've gone to Community Days for YEARS, but I had never eaten at our church's lunch. Well, this year I guess I was old enough to fend for myself when it came to lunch. My family wasn't going home for a meal, so my sister Kelli and I split a plate. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS! I had no idea what I'd been missing out on! Kelli ate the chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I ate our dessert. We shared a room growing up. We've learned how to split things evenly...

This year the church dinner was a big hit. About an hour and a half after the parade was over, we ran out of food just as the line ended.

Community Days Lunch
I love Community Days so much, and I was so happy to be able to go to some of the events again this year. Although I would've loved to watch the mud bog or play some Friday night BINGO, I'm glad I was able to at least catch a snippet of all the activities this year.


  1. "Snippet"...oh what a GREAT word!!! Very nice recap of the big event(s)...and nice shout-out to Not-Quite-Country Girl...ha! Love you!

  2. Sulphur Springs Community just don't find events like that in Kansas City...what a gem!

  3. oh, how fun!
    that parade TOTALLY cracks me...we just don't have those like that anymore.
    we've said we're getting mm a miniature donkey for her second birthday...though i'm thinking it might be a sheep now. either way--they're precious!