We went to the 81st Annual Band Day Festival here in Williston. I was excited to see what a Williston parade would entail and it was pretty much what you would expect to see in Williston.
There were a lot of trucks and tractors. Lots of people were just in their family trucks driving around. It was like they woke up that morning and said, "Honey! Get some candy. I feel like being in a parade today!" There were a million and a half pageant winners. I could not believe how many girls with sashes and crowns drove by.
We sat with the McBrides and Niederhausers from our ward. Lots of these pictures are from Carissa because I was busy shading a baby. Nikki was hilarious to sit with because she was yelling out the names of all of the people on the floats, just because it said their names and not because she knew any of them.
Edison looks very judgmental.
The boys were not interested in many of the floats. Mostly just the ones with candy.
Declan was just a tiny little thing. He only had two chins back then.
Alex figured out that people would throw candy to him if he would wave to them. This parade was long though. I can't remember exactly but it may have been about an hour and a half? Waving got very tiring. So then Alex just stood there with his hand in waving position but not moving it at all. It was kind of creepy. And hilarious. As soon as Alex got candy, he would bring it back to put in Sam's hat. Edison was too cool to chase after the candy. He was sitting by Sam and would just pull out candy after candy to eat. Edison is a mooch. Poor Alex did all the hard work.
The top band was Distinguished Men of Brass. They were on America's Got Talent.
The middle picture is of a non-marching marching band.
Regina, Saskatchewan also brought a band. Living so close to another country is funny.
Giant diesel truck in a parade. Weird.
Maybe it was because I had low expectations, but it ended up being a pretty good parade. It was a good representation of Williston. If we are still in Williston next year, I am sure we will be right there on the curb again!