Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: I Love A Parade ... Small Town America At Its Finest

I Love A Parade ... Small Town America At Its Finest

The 99th Carson Valley Days parade brought smiles and joy to the many that watched and participated in it.  It is a special event that includes the youth of our community, local businesses, politicians, and Sheriff Periniassorted government agencies in a parade of community support and pride.

jo jo townsell grand marshallThis year was as good as ever.  Grand Marshal Jo Jo Townsell, local citizen and famous ex-football player, kicked it off.  His parade ended when the beautiful convertible he was riding in broke down and was pushed to the end by the volleyball girls that were following him.  True community team work.

We had Miss Nevada, Miss Douglas County, Congressman Dean dean hellerHeller, Assemblyman James Settelmeyer, among others.  In election years the list of politicians is extensive - they all make it to our little town to wave and shake hands. 

smokey the bear and kidsMost floats throw candy or other fun things to the kids who scurry around gathering as much as they would on Halloween.  The toothbrushes thrown by the dentists aren't a kid favorite, but the parents usually get out of their chairs to retrieve them much to the kids' chagrin.

Lights and sirens shine and scream their celebrity joy and set a nice tone.  There are horses of all sizeskeep nevada open and colors with riders of all persuasion - sheriff's posse, horse clubs, 4-H, etc.  Local car, jeep, and service clubs have entries for everyone's enjoyment. 

Many youth groups build floats so their participants can go down Main Street proudly displaying their douglas pop warner floataffiliation.  We are heavily involved with Pop Warner, and we were proud of our athletes and their parents and the float they built.

Carson Valley Days - a great way to kick off the summer.  The whole town celebrates its differences andtrimmer ranch float commonness - the beauty of our wonderful community.  Plan on watching the Carson Valley Days parade sometime - it will remind you of all that is right in America.  While you're here you can catch the rodeo Saturday night ... Americana is alive and well in the Carson grandsons gabe and eddiesmokey high fiveswinning float

Comment balloon 2 commentsLisa Wetzel • June 14 2009 12:34PM


Lisa, I love parades too!  My favortie use to be the good old "St. Patrick's Day" parade!  However, where I live now, they do not have a St. Paddy's Day parade, but we do have the "Dogwood Days" parade.  Camdenton celebrates and has a "Dogwood" festival each year.  This happens about the 2nd week of April when the Dogwood trees are starting to bloom.  Anyway, thought I would share that with you!  Have a great week in Carson City!!

Posted by Peggy Christopher (Four Seasons Realty Inc.) about 10 years ago

Peggy - Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed it!  We love our small town traditions!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 10 years ago