Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Zoorific Christmas Parade!

First I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and well wishes for my dad. He still is in the hospital for now but the surgery went well he just needs some time to regain his strength before coming home. Mom has stayed every night but we do get her to come for a couple of hours each day.



Our daughter Jenn works for one of the local banks and for the past couple of years she has put together the major portion of the bank float. Making the costumes setting up into the wee hours of the morning getting each one done. This year the theme chosen by the Purcell Chamber of Commerce was "A WILD CHRISTMAS"....
She came up with a zoo setting for the bank's float and had penguins, monkeys, elephants, a peacock, kangaroo, giraffe and a lion.




In this picture my niece Mandy Jo is the kangaroo, Megan is next as a penguin and the larger penguin is our daughter Jenn. I keep telling her she should have been an actress. She loves to dress up and do crazy things.






There were old cars...



Vintage tractors....



Horses



Mini cars....








Santa Claus came to town riding on top of a fire truck.



Several bands played Christmas music.



Even our good friends Jeff and Pati came and brought their sweet lil' granddaughter Emma!



Well it was a nice evening...a great start to the Christmas season. It's a wonderful time of the year. A time to be thankful for all of our blessings and remember the true meaning of Christmas!

Happy Trails....Ginger

10 comments:

patijane said...

We had a great time at the parade and Jeff really enjoyed visiting with Danny. Had a great time and hope to do it again next year.

Jacque. said...

ohhhh, what a fun little parade! Love the zoo. Praying God keeps your Dad well on the road to recovery. And, Happy belated Birthday!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Thanks for letting me join you in your parade through the pics! Very sweet and festive. Reminds me of old time!

sandrasc said...

The pictures are wonderful. What a fun time everyone must have had. Jenn is very talented to put together such a cute float. Emma looks like she is taking it all in...first Christmas is always fun for the little ones & especially for grandmas & grandpops! Hope your dad is strong enough to go home soon.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
DD Jenn is very talented and clever. Love the float.
Hugs :)
Lauren

primitivebettys said...

I'm so glad your Dad is recovering well. Prayers that he continues on his well to wellness. :)

The parade looks like a lot of fun! I do just LOVE the Christmas parade... but then I kinda love 'em all.

Smiles,

Betty

WoolenSails said...

What a fun parade. In our town, santa comes in a boat and the reindeer are kayakers, lol. I really wanted to go and get photos, but laid up this weekend.

Debbie

Rosie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful evening. Love the animals in the zoo!

Angie Berry said...

Oh what fun! Your daughter is very talented and I can't believe she does all that work! Her costumes are amazing!! Yes, I think she is in the wrong business, haha! They all look so adorable. Our parade is coming up this Saturday, I just love small town parades.

Doris said...

How festive and what a fun parade.
Looks like a great evening.