Today the Rose Festival Junior Parade was held here in our own backyard: Hollywood and Grant Park. The Rose Festival's website reports:
From the very beginning, the Portland Rose Festival has celebrated our community's children. Portland's very first Rose Festival in 1907 included a children's parade of 2000 boys and girls representing 23 schools! In 1936, the Junior Parade became an official Rose Festival event. Since that time, the parade has become a beloved tradition for many Portland families.This year over 30 school marching bands took part and kids were everywhere. I brought Frances and Katherine and they had a blast with many friends from school. Their only complaint: dad didn't think to bring cash for cotton candy.