July 4th, 2015
By: Karen Hefter
Photos by: Karen Hefter
The Fourth of July was a beautiful day, perfect for a parade. The weather was warm, but a cool breeze kept us from overheating. Spirits were high as we decorated our float with bunting, flags, signs, etc. Bob Ehrhorn brought a sound system so that we could hear Betty better this year. This was a big help! The parade is always a fun event and it is great to see all of the smiling faces along the street. People make lots of eye contact with us and cheer and clap along to our music. Our players were: Guy Black, Betty David, Clyde Dedmon, Bob Ehrhorn, Don Granberg, John Greitzer, Karen Hefter, Bob Malucelli, Diane Malucelli, Dina Melamed, Linda Myers, and Phil Myers. Kat and David Hefter joined us on the float and threw candy for the kids along the parade route. Dina wore a special, star spangled 4th of July hat that she created herself, complete with an eagle, for the occasion.
A big thank you goes to Bobbie Landers for arranging this playout for us year after year and for coordinating the hay and truck logistics. Extra thanks go to Bob and Diane Malucelli, who brought coffee and donuts for the float decorators. They also brought all of the signs, decorations, etc, as well as the all important ladder needed to get on and off the float! They are kind enough to store all of these items for the club all year long.