Today was another special day here at Pere Marquette Oaks RV Park. It’s the Fourth of July holiday weekend and all our regular residents are here along with all the rental lots taken with first-time and return visitors. Many of the guests are relatives of some of our full time residents. Lots of little ones having tons of fun.
The day started out with our 2nd Annual 4th of July Bicycle and Golf Cart Parade. Children started decorating their bikes last night, while Grandmas and Grandpas decorated their golf carts, scooters and such with all kinds of red, white, and blue banners, flags and other regalia. We even had marching music blaring to keep the ranks in file.
We paraded throughout the park while throngs of on-lookers waved and cheered (and smiled) at the clever decorations. Awards were given for the best entries in each class.
After the parade, all the participants and spectators gathered around the new flagpole for the dedication of the plaques honoring our Veterans. Both the flagpole and these plaques were donated by Bill VanDeVusse and Lee Presley and we all thank them for their generosity.
And after the dedication, we all gathered in the pavilion for cookies, cake, punch, and Popsicles. It was a wonderful cap to a great early afternoon. I have to apologize for not getting any pictures of everyone during refreshments in the pavilion … I guess I was to busy stuffing my face with all the delicious goodies to think about picking up the camera, (duh!)
After the refreshments, many of the residents and visitors enjoyed some basking in the sun, playing in the pool, or relaxing in the hot tub.
A special shout out of THANKS goes to Chris for organizing the parade, Marianne and Mike for installing the plaques and the recognition of our Veterans, and finally Jean, Marianne, Sally, and Sue for getting all the goodies donated and the hall set up and serving everyone.
It’s always good when friends come together … can’t wait for the next opportunity!