Their parade was very similar to the community parades back home, but the celebration, I think, was bigger. They had carnival rides, and tons of food vendors. I heard they had craft vendors too, but we didn't see any of those. We went in search of funnel cake (because we missed getting one at Peach Days) and some deep fried okra. They had plenty of deep fried everything, but as far as we could see, they only sold okra in one spot. When we bought ours, people kept coming up to us and asking "Where'd y'all get that?"
I got Lisa a 40th Anniversary Okra Strut t-shirt. Hope she likes it.
I've attempted, below, to put pictures on the blog. I have no clue what I'm doing, but I figure poorly placed pictures are better than no pictures at all.
|Our funnel cake! Notice the big trash|
can full of lemonade behind and to the
left of Elder Arrington!
|Here's Okra Man! All the children|
had to have their pictures taken with
him. He started to collapse and fold over
on one little kid...and he was outta there!
|I think this was my favorite float. Pretty cute!|
|We saw several Disney Princesses - and look! |
|Irmo, SC is home of the Okra Strut!|
|Saw one horse in the whole parade!|
We're not in Utah anymore!!!