Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Lakeport celebrates Memorial Day weekend

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Local Pearl Harbor survivors were featured in the Memorial Day weekend parade in Lakeport, Calif., on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Photo by Tera DeVroede.


 


 



LAKEPORT – Perfect parade weather graced Lakeport just in time for its Memorial Day parade on Saturday.


The streets filed quickly and people parked many blocks away to get a spot on Main Street in their lawn chairs for the sunny 11:00 a.m. start time.


This year’s theme was “Celebrate America,” and all participants showed their patriotism in red, white and blue. The American flag marked many of the goodies thrown from the parade’s theme contestants, like tiny toy beach balls and foam airplane gliders.


Candy was hurled from high and low, aimed at friends and family all the while people were waving and smiling. Kids filled their pockets, and mouths, full of candy and yet still screamed and waved for more.


“Kids are candy magnets,” said one woman, although she did not have hers with her at the time.


Those who wished to enter their floats into the competition had four categories to go for: grand sweepstakes, judge’s favorite, theme awards and best of division.

 

 

 

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The revving engines of the Corvettes of Lake County were a favorite during the Memorial Day weekend parade in Lakeport, Calif., on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Photo by Tera DeVroede.
 

 

 


Amidst the array of political displays, there were some fun ones, like Uncle Sam – portrayed once again by Clearlake Oaks resident Ronnie Bogner – with members of the local Pearl Harbor Survivors chapter.


The revving engines of the Corvettes of Lake County were a big hit with the kids, many of whom preferred purring motors over the blaring fire trucks towards the end.


The equestrians also appealed to the many little kids running up and down the sidewalks to get a better look.


Once the last fire engine honked its horn, the crowd dispersed, mostly to the craft fair held afterward at Natural High. The fun faire had the essential food, music and cool crafts to have a good time on such a gorgeous day.


More fun is ahead this weekend, as on Sunday Lower Lake will host its annual Memorial Day weekend parade and activities from noon to 4 p.m.


The festivities will include fun for children – a petting zoo, face painting, games and pony rides – plus activities for adults, including food and craft vendors, a barbecue, music during the afternoon and a raffle.


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The Clear Lake High School marching band made its way through the streets of Lakeport, Calif., during the city's annual Memorial Day weekend celebration on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Photo by Tera DeVroede.
 

 

 

 

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The Patriot Guard Riders make their way along Main Street in Lakeport, Calif., during the Memorial Day weekend parade on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Photo by Tera DeVroede.
 

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