Best Little Parade in Texas
This year’s Fourth of July parade was held on a Wednesday, but being midweek didn’t dampen the crowds or enthusiasm when it came to participants and viewers. The “Best Little Parade in Texas” was just that, but it was not so little.
The parade was the product of the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce with help from sponsors H-E-B and other local businesses (see sponsors list on page 4).
“Ninety two businesses and organizations were in the parade… it was the longest parade, taking over an hour for all the floats and organizations to pass,” Cathy Moreman, the chamber’s director said.
Flags and participants waving, “Happy Birthday America” being shouted by all, the crowds clothed in red, white and blue, girls with flags and red white and blue ribbons in their hair. The parade lived up to its name especially the BEST part.
There were floats by lots of organizations including a World War II C-47 transport cockpit from the Commemorative Air Force (the kids loved to sit in it), colorful floats like the Wimberley Flower Shop, the Wimberley Cheerleaders and Volleyball teams, floats by local gyms, churches, Boy and Cub Scouts and many, many more.
The floats were patriotic and everyone had their favorites. But the official results are the ones that were rated by the judges. The winners of Wimberley’s Independence Day Parade contest were:
Hill Country Cowboy Church
Wimberley Flower Shop
Wimberley Valley Arts &
Best “Stars Big & Bright”
First Baptist Church
Best Youth or School
Wimberley Lady Texan
High Ridge Ranch
Everyone watching and all participants had a great time waving flags and wishing everyone a “Happy Fourth!” What a great time and a great holiday. Too bad we have to wait another year for it to happen all over again.