Monday, August 17, 2009

Parade for Stanley Park

here they come, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Despite the 90-degree heat yesterday, plenty of people turned out for the parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Stanley Park in Westfield.

Beginning at Pine Hill Cemetery, the parade made its way up Western Avenue to the park.

I loved that the park carts, machines, and even the mowers took part in the parade.



mower zoom


There was only one float, but it was a cool one. I think it was Noah's Ark; it was covered in animals, anyway.

Noah's ark?

elephant zebra

There were a lot of classic cars, and as far as I could tell, they were all Fords.


and in blue '56 t-bird

There were several groups of enthusiastic dancers and acrobats, whose antics amazed me in that heat.

walking on their hands

The miniature horses always entertain, and this one stopped to pose for me.

posing for me

On the opposite end of the spectrum are these Belgians. Magnificent creatures!


I'm surprised no one was riding in this lovely carriage.

nice ride

The display cake was just lovely.

cake fancy

They also had big sheet cakes to pass out to the revelers, but it was just too darn hot to eat cake (for me, anyway). All I could bring myself to consume was cold water. I felt badly for the food vendors behind their hot grills!

It was very hot, but fun. I love Stanley Park, and it was worth it to help them celebrate 60 years.


Tony said...

Congrats and thanks to Stanley Park on it's of the most beautiful parks we have.

Mary E.Carey said...

What a fantastic cake!