The clouds were threatening and the wind was fierce. The firemen's awning blew around the corner of First Avenue onto Main Street and had to be caught and weighted down with bricks. The vendors setup their wares while many ate a pancake breakfast.
The Color Guard officially began the festival.
The winds blew and the crowds gathered. A train came by.
The parade began promptly at ten with a beautiful white convertible from years gone by where the Grand Marshall sat. It was followed by a contingent of Hank Johnson supporters. Throughout the parade there were various candidates and/or supporters carrying signs and giving out candy or brochures asking for our vote.
Classic cars followed.
The Red Hat Ladies were there. This is a club of older ladies who socialize monthly. They wear red hats and purple dresses.
The football team came by riding a Cofer Brothers truck.
Two Men and a Truck were next with the President of the Tucker Business Association walking ahead of them.
Then came the elementary schools in the area each represented by students, parents, and teachers. Here is the Livsey group.
A great favorite with the kids were the cement mixer trucks but boy they were loud!
More tractors. You have heard of Massey-Ferguson--well these tractors are so old they pre-date that. These are Massey-Harris.
The librarians were a big hit with me. They did synchronized rolling with their book carts in formation. Quite a crowd pleaser.
Tucker First United Methodist Church was represented. One of the few if not the only church in the parade.
Dressed with hats like honey bees several gardners represented their organization.
The Tucker Historical Society rode with a civil war cannon.
The sun was shining as the parade ended right at eleven am. The crowds flowed back into main street from the sides where they had stood during the parade. The vendors straightened their wares and began talking to their customers. You could smell lunch cooking. The festival continued till 4.