I love a parade – and so should you

To the editor,

In the past, there were parade entrants that packed the south side of E. 3rd Avenue with numerous trailers of decked-out horses and riders, outfitters with their string of mules, dozens of local coaches including Wells Fargo, Budweiser, dozens and dozens of miniature horses/mules, a lady riding a longhorn bull, & other motorless marvels that thrilled families from here, as well as visitors, for an hour or more during The Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Durango.

This last parade clocked in at 12 minutes. The two before, Fiesta Days and the 4th of July were less than 15 minutes.

I am sure local restaurants would be more than happy to give parade entrants a gift of lunch for all the time and energy it takes to be in a parade. Other forms of appreciation should happen as well.

It would be a crying shame if our parades, part of Americana, become a thing of the past. By signing my name to this, I would be happy to be called to help out with our future parades. I am in the phone book. Hope others will participate too.

– Sally Florence, Durango