A Very Festive Holiday Parade in Carpinteria

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A Very Festive Holiday Parade in Carpinteria
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By David Powdrell

Small-town parades are always a magical event.

The number of people marching in the annual Carpinteria Holiday Parade nearly match the number of people on the sidewalk watching.  I find that really cool for some odd reason.

It’s a hodgepodge of eclectic marchers in the Carpinteria Holiday Parade; cheerleaders, local actors and actresses, dance teams, local dignitaries, a firetruck, dogs, veterans of various wars, artists, tractors, Santa and a whole slew of other local citizens.  

Here are a few photos of the 2018 Carpinteria Holiday Parade; both parade marchers and parade observers.  

My wife and I decided it’d be fun to highlight some of the parade observers by photographing their beautiful smiling faces behind a gold, bedazzled picture frame.

Kudos to all the local heroes that stage and manage this wonderful, small-town annual event in our amazing Carpinteria.

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Flicka Dec 15, 2018 10:16 AM
A Very Festive Holiday Parade in Carpinteria

Great idea with the frames. Third photo is Mary Beth Carty with her grandson; Grandpa Greg Carty is on our City Council. Our parades are getting bigger every year. About 20 years ago I took a granddaughter to see the 4th of July parade. When it was over I looked at my watch and said, "That was 15 minutes." The man in front of us turned around and said, "10 minutes longer than last year." Local parades are pretty spectacular now, much longer, and lots of fun. The shorter ones were really nice too.

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