It is that time of year again and being the county seat we host the county fair and parade! Now, if you consider we have a population of 600 and something that makes the fair and parade a big deal! Here in Coldspring that means we close down a state highway for an hour so our little parade can go through town!
(just a note...the Old San Jacinto County Jail is haunted and it has been documented by many paranormal investigators...maybe a visit and a post on that later!)
You may be wondering why it takes an hour for a small town parade..well...we have the Battle of the Bands!
OK,it is just a battle of 2 bands because that is all we have in this county! It was still a great band performance!
Sadly,our town lost but I prefere to think of it as we came in second!
Then came the ROTC....
I could have gotten closer to the parade for better pictures but I had me a piece of shade staked out and I wasn't about to give it up for the sake of better pictures! This is Texas folks,and it is still hot here!
Then there were many shiny trucks with pretty young girls,rodeo queens past and present and all the politicians wanting to be reelected and, of course, ya gotta have a firetruck!
Cute homemade floats full of cute kiddos!
And the FFA,every small towns favorite,well, after the football team!
Then my favorite ...the trail riders! I was particularly fond of all the mules! Don't ask me why because I don't know why...but I like mules! I would have me one if I could some how justify needing one....but, between you and me, I ain't plowing the garden with a mule no matter how cool I think they are!
I am pretty sure we had more folks on horses and in wagons than spectators!
Most of the riders had just come of a trail ride here in our beautiful Sam Houston National Forest area...
We had our one trick rider who did the whole parade standing on his horse!
Was he brave or just plum crazy...you decide!
So there you have it ,a glimpse into REALLY small town life !