Small Town Parties......

Small town parties are great....You can tell just how small a town is by what they celebrate....and in the County that I was raised in...Each and every town had their own thing that they celebrated.....But yet...All of the schools marched in the parades....It was a hoot

My home town of Imperial.....about 5,000 people....well we had a few thing to celebrate.....It was our town where the County Fairgrounds are......so each March...The Fair come to town for 10 days.....and that is the days that we all looked forward to......I mean the lights.....Corn Dogs on a Stick......The Lemon aide girls in the funny ******** hats....(You know L.A. is so big that those girls now have a Lemon aide store....Now that was hard work...hehehehe)

But my town of Imperial also hosted the Imperial Valley Sweet Onion Festival...(I told you that my town had the fairgrounds right????)   What other place can you get everything Onion......Ever had Onion Ice cream....and Onion cake....I did.....ONCE....and I never went back to that festival.....(We always wondered whey it did not go over very well)

Then Holtville in Jan. has the Carrot Festival.....once more everything that you can eat....made out of Carrots...Ice Cream....cakes.....pickels..  and even everything that you wear has a carrot on it.....Or you wear orange and green...And duriung the parade...(yes there is a parade) there is always someone tossing carrots out at the people that came to see the parade......

El Centro had no festivals....But they were the ones that hosted the counties Christmas Parade....Santa would always end the parade when her would come riding into town in a Wells Fargo Stage Coach....And after that it would be Christmas time in the Valley...But Caliexico also hosted a christmas parade....But it was not as good as the one that was in El Centro...

Indio...Well they host the Date Festival....Everything that you can think of made of dates....And they even have Camel Races....Can you just think how funny that is....People racing a camel....Just like they would a horse...

Brawely had the Cattle Call....That was a Rodio...10 days of everything cattle....A Cattle Call Queen....her crown was on a Coy Boy hat....She had to ride well....as she was always on a horse....and she would have to look nice....Never in a dress....Always in Cowgirl outfit...Pants...and a Cowgirl Jacket...

 

Well you can see that we always found a way to have a good time in my little town....>Well maybe not always....For all of the events too place in the span of about 2 1/2 months....and the rest of the year...Well we just dreamed of when November would hit...For that was when it all started.....For about 2 months.....

 

So tell me about your home town parties.......

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Mar 21, 2009