It was parade day...

It was parade day in the little village of Magnolia.     Every August this quaint place comes alive for Canal Days.  People line the street to wave at all the participants that pass by.
Everyone seems to enjoy themselves.   There is candy tossed out to the children from the moving vehicles and wagons.  

 The victorian Elson house to the right provides a beautiful backdrop for the parade.   Its verandah is a sweet reminder of a bye gone era. 

Folks talk and laugh.   Friends and neighbors join in the festivities.   Once the parade ends there are boothes set up in the park to sell food and raise funds for the community.   There are activites for the kids and entertainment for the whole family.     
The high school band performs several songs and later there is a local talent show to finish off this lovely celebration. 

One of the historical buildings that is situated close to the park  is "The Isaac Miller Inn".   Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor is located there.    They are known for their specialty the "Bitner".   It is a delicious ice cream mixture  that brings many from near and far.

  Upstairs of the Inn the Historical Society displays old photos and relics from the days when this canal town was a thriving place of business.

 What a lovely spot to visit...mid America at its best!   So happy I could share this event with you.

  Hope everyone has a Blessed week!   Take care and stop back soon. 


  1. Looks like the whole town had a wonderful time! I love Americana that speaks to days gone by. Such a wonderful post, Debbie.

  2. What a pretty name for a town. The parade looks like so much fun.

  3. Looks Fun!!! I bet you had a blast!


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