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20180428 SOS Parade

SOS Parade


Billy Powell

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Thanks to all who participated!  We enjoyed another successful parade.  For the last 16 years, the ODSC has won whatever category we entered.  This year, we entered “Most Original” and WE WON!  Boy, were the carts and people original!  To go along with the overall parade theme (Blast from the Past), the ODSC theme was “Once Upon a Time at SOS”.  The characters that we had in our entry included the following:

Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood – Bill & Donna Althoff

Good Witch & Woody – Kenny and Jane Elkin

Mad Hatter & Alice – Ed & Pat Singleton

Cinderella & Prince Charming – Tim & Paula Webb

Snow White, 7 Dwarfs, Evil Queen & Magic Mirror – Monica Powell, Connie Livingston,

Tina Tomberlin, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Terry McCoy, Kathy McCoy,

Lou Martino, John Setzer, Lori Setzer

Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee & the Pirates – Linda Campbell, Billy Powell, Terry McPhail,

Lenny Gardner, Karen Young, Rich Young, Jon Harris, Pat Harris, Paulette Miller,

Linda Morrison, Brian Morrison, Dianne Locklear, Donna Williams, Bernie Williams,

Bill Bacon, Joan Bacon, Larry Jones

Tick Tock Croc – Sonny Tomberlin

4 Princesses – Paulette Broadway, Dolly McDermott, Sheila Wright, Vickie Parsons

Jack & Jill – Manley & Marilyn Sanders

Mickey & Minnie Mouse – Steve & Nancy Queen

Beauty & the Beast – Rich & Cathy Jamiolkowski

Cruella DeVille & 2 Dalmatians – Joe & Beth Cornwell & Bella

Superman & Wonder Woman – Bruce & Cathy Fitzsimmons

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears – Dicky Garrenton, Lou Garrenton, Barney Lee, Connie Williams

3 Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf – Jim & Monica Palmeri, Thomas & Joan Crosby

TowMater – Jim Queen and Paul Harrison

The costumes and carts were outstanding!  Many, many thanks to all who helped build the float and to tear it down afterward.  Without all of your help, we would not have been able to have such an outstanding entry.  Special thanks to all our dancers for the time you spent making sure your dance was superb!

Thanks also to John Barringer & Nancy Sook who helped with all the sign-ins and bead distribution, the morning of the parade.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Donnie and Wendy Schultz who let us use their trailer to get all our float stuff to the prep site.

A special thanks to Sonny and Tina Tomberlin for all of their work in the month prior to the parade.  They put in a lot of time and effort.  And of course, a special thank you to my wife, Monica, who helped in many ways.

If you have not participated in a parade, you are missing a ton of fun and I encourage you to join us next year.  You will not regret it.

Photos by Lou Martino