Almost Everyone Loves a Parade
November 7th, 2010 by theAddison
The town of Fernandina Beach loves a parade. We like parades so much we had two of them this weekend. The first was on Friday and was the High School Homecoming Parade. They had floats, two marching bands, the graduating class and a boatfull of young women vying for the Homecoming Queen title. The weather was perfect for the homecoming football game with a crisp fall evening and clear skies.
The second parade was on Saturday afternoon and it honored our Veterans. There was a good-sized turnout for the parade with an appreciative crowd lining the streets.
There was live music at several venues downtown over the weekend and a band played all afternoon Saturday at the Barbecue Competition that was held in the marina. A busy weekend in Fernandina with something for everyone.
Next weekend (the 13th and 14th) has a lot going on as well. The Petanque tournament runs all weekend and Fort Clinch is staging a History of the American Soldier in honor of Veteran’s Day. On Saturday we also have the regularly scheduled Farmer’s Market and the Artrageous Artwalk.
I said earlier that almost everyone loves a parade. Maggie Doone and One-Eyed Louie are not fans. The first whoop of the fire engine’s siren has the two of them cowering under the bed where they stay until the last boom of the Pirate’s cannon has well died out.