Showing posts with label parade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parade. Show all posts

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Half-an-Hour to the Parade

Sparkle-sparkle lights floated along San Benito Street yesterday evening to the happy sounds of oohs and aahs of the audience.  The Lights On Celebration Parade last night was a grand one.

I'll have more parade photos to share on Facebook within the next few days. Here are some photos taken before the parade.

The search for a good seat.

Cute pixies on the way to their float.

Who wants to buy a balloon?

Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Lights On Celebration

Whooo-hooo! The Lights On Celebration in Downtown Hollister will be this Saturday, November 28, 2015. It'll an all-day event, beginning at 10 a.m. with the opening of the Holiday Boutique and the Holiday Car Display.  The Lights On Parade will start at 5:30 p.m.

For details of the day's activities, go to the Hollister Downtown Association website.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Magnificent Autumn Canopy

Did you know that some of those trees lining the residential part of San Benito Street are magnolia trees? Yesterday, the Husband and I sat under the canopy of one of the trees while we watched the Veterans Day Parade.  Simply delightful!

By the way, if you'd like to see some photos of the parade, click here. This will take you to my album at Facebook. You can view it without logging on or even having a Facebook account.

See you tomorrow.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day is this Wednesday, November 11. This year's activities will start with the annual breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at the San Benito High School. Open to public, the LULAC scholarship fundraiser will be from 7:00 a.m. to noon. It's $8 per plate.

Also scheduled that day will be the annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade hosted by the Hollister VFW Post 9242 and American Legion Post 69. Activities at the Veterans Memorial Building in Downtown Hollister will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a military benefit fair. The banner presentation, which is the installation of banners honoring local military service members, will be at 10:30 a.m. This will be followed by the memorial ceremony at 11:11 a.m., after which there will be a BBQ luncheon.

The Veterans Day Parade will start at 1:30 p.m. It will march along San Benito Street through Downtown Hollister, turning left at Fifth Street.

For more information, visit the Hollister Veterans Day Parade Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2015 Mexican Independence Day Parade

Last Sunday was the Mexican Independence Day Parade in Downtown Hollister. It was a fun, lively parade that honored the anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. The parade featured Mexican brass bands, caballeros, seƱoritas, traditional Aztec dancers, cute children, and more.  Here are a few photos from Sunday's parade.

If you would like to see more photos, check out my Facebook album. You don't need to log on or be a member to access it.

Today I'm linking this post at Our World Tuesday. To see what bloggers from around the world are sharing, please click here.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time for Another Fun Parade

Tomorrow is the Mexican Independence Day Parade in Downtown Hollister. The parade celebrates the day—September 16, 1810—that Mexico declared independence from Spain.  The parade will start at 11:30 a.m., according to online sources. It will march down San Benito Street, turning at Fifth Street.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Aromas Day Parade

The Aromas Day Parade is the narrowest of all the parades that take place in San Benito County. Hands down. The parade, which took place last Sunday—Aromas Day, gracefully marched up Carpenteria Street that was lined with booths on both sides. I loved the joyful cheers and happy faces of the parade participants and us, parade viewers.

The Husband and I were getting corn dogs when the parade started so we missed the first few floats and also a good spot from where short me could see. No problem. I simply held the camera up high, clicked, and hoped for the best. Here are four of my favorite parade entries.

North Monterey County High School Marching Band

Former Aromas 4-H members

Women's Club of Hollister

Transition Aromas

To see more photos of the Aromas Day Parade, check out my album at Take 25 to Hollister Facbook page. You ought be able to see the photos without logging on or having a Facebook account.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The 2015 Fourth of July Kiddie Parade

The Husband and I barely parked our bicycles when we heard the band start up a couple blocks away. The annual Fourth of July Kiddie Parade had begun. Hurrah! 

The Summer Band and Music Band Camp Marching Band played the Stars & Stripes. The Husband, a former school band marcher, said that they played part of the song, but they had it memorized. Few, if any, were carrying music. The young musicians were quite impressive. 

The fun parade of cuteness and sweetness went by quickly, as the children and their grown-ups made their way from the Veterans Park to Marguerite Maze School on Meridian Drive. 

Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The 4th of July Kiddie Parade

The annual 4th of July Parade is the cutest and sweetest of all the parades that we have in Hollister. The main participants are the children of Hollister. It's also the shortest, and the only parade that does not go along the main street of Dowtown Hollister.

The Independence Day Kiddie Parade starts at 10 a.m. It marches down Memorial Drive, between Hillcrest Road and Meridian Street, to Marguerite Maze School.

All children and their adults are welcome to join the parade. Kids can walk, pedal their bicycles, push their scooters, ride their wagons or strollers, and so forth. If you want to be in the parade from the start, meet at the corner of Hillcrest Road and Memorial Drive before 10 a.m.

If you're a sentimental old fool like me who plans to watch the parade, be sure to bring tissues or a hankie in case you start crying because you're watching such a cute and sweet parade.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The SBC Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Parade!

It was a perfect summer evening for the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Parade. Geri Johnson, retiring Hollister City Clerk, was the Grand Marshal of the parade that kicks off the 82nd annual event at Bolado Park this weekend.

The parade had horses and rodeo royalty, community figures and groups, school kids and youth groups, singers and bands, and more. Here's just a sampling of the participants.

I'm sharing this post at Friday My Town Shoot Out, a new meme for me. Every week participants post photo around a theme, which this week is the color red. And, there was a lot of red in yesterday evening's parade.  Click here to check out posts from bloggers around the world.



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