Legion hosts annual Lakehills parade
The Lakehills community came together to celebrate July 4th with its annual patriotic parade.
People crowded the sides of Park Road 37 to watch the parade and pick up a mountain of candy thrown from the floats. The generous handfuls of candy distributed made the children’s eyes shine as they scooped up their bounty during the lulls in the parade.
The parade had a wide variety of fire department vehicles from Medina Lake and Pipe Creek with fire department families riding along on top.
The trucks gleamed in the sun and gave evidence of the pride each department has in their equipment. Each department put their best foot forward to impress their communities.
Classic vehicles also played a big part in the parade. Several dignitaries rode in vintage convertibles while others chose to show off their hot rods and restorations.
The Church’s Chicken car made an appearance to the delight of the children. A particular favorite of the parade goers was the patriotically decorated race car.
Both American Legion Post # 410 in Lakehills and Post 157 in Bandera had floats in the parade. Each was decorated in high style in traditional red, white, and blue.
The Civic Center and Cajun Fest had entries in the parade reminding all the visitors that the Cajun Fest would be again held at the end of September.
New this year was the car representing the Coast Guard Examination Station. Several horseback riders took part in the parade. All three rode in costume, which was difficult in the heat. The smallest waved with both hands as his faithful steed walked patiently down the road.
To end the parade, all the entries went on to the Legion Hall to enjoy a delicious meal of home cooked barbeque.
While the parade wasn’t long, it drew a moderately sized crowd of families and community members.
With sighs of delight, the public slowly packed up their lawn chairs, wrangled their children and made their way home as another Fourth of July tradition was concluded.