Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bancroft Pioneer Day Celebration

Nothing Beats the Bancroft 24th of July Parade. Long Parade and you even get to see it twice! Candy, Candy, and more Candy. It's just one of those yearly tradition you've got to go home for. Growing-up it started with a Melodrama the night before and Lions Club breakfast the morning of the 24th of July. Someone would drive around town with a microphone system hooked to the truck and announce the parade, and harass the town's people to cook and enjoy the festivities. After the parade we would meet at the city park for the kids footraces, and the ever excited D.U.P. program. It was a time to catch-up with friends and talk about the approaching school year. After that the rodeo and youth dance. Fun times...
Today it's changed a little bit. Grandpa makes a better breakfast and it's free. We still line the Bancroft Main Street and watch the two-way parade. We still don't attend the D.U.P program, but walk the little craft fair set-up in front of the school. Hoping to run into some old friends and see how their family has grown. No foot races and the rodeo is also gone to the wayside. instead we go back to Grandma and Grandpa's and enjoy BBQ chicken and the big old shade tree. There's nothing like sitting at home in the swing, and relaxing the day away.

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