Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rock River Revival Parade

No birds (or butterflies) in this post, but I need an outlet for family, friends, and neighbors to view images from the Rock River Revival Parade. Even so, this 6 minute video gives a good glimpse of small town (very small town) America.

On Sunday, August 26, the villages of South Newfane & Williamsville marked the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene (8/28/11) with a community parade. The video below is a compilation of the photographs I took of the parade - an outpouring of community spirit.

Since I was a participant in the parade (look for an orange hard-hat on a lawn mower), the pictures are simply combined in roughly chronological order, beginning with the gathering and staging, photos from the perspective of a participant, the parade after I parked and could spectate the end, and here and there photos.

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South Newfane resident Susan Keese reported on the parade for Vermont Public Radio. Listen to her report "Vermonters Take to the Streets to Remember Irene"

Visit the South Newfane/Williamsville VT Bulletin Board on Facebook for more photos from the parade, including Luke Stafford's soon to be posted video.

1 comment:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ah,yes, I know Newfane. I grew up just up the road a piece. Yup, in Wells at the other end of Rt 30.

I'm happy to see the Williamsville Bridge in you presentation.

I shot the bridge in 2010
http://shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com/2010/10/williamsville-covered-bridge.html
but stayed out of the effected areas in 2011. Maybe this year!

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