Battle Ground struts its stuff in Harvest Days parade

first_img Eager kids plunged into a hailstorm of candy Saturday as floats passed along Main Street in Battle Ground. The Harvest Days parade brought smiles, excitement and a sugar rush to the thousands in attendance.“I love a parade,” said Jo Wright of Yacolt.Wright has gone to more than 50 parades across the country, she said. In her motor home, Wright trekked to each state, with the exception of Hawaii, of course, she said with a smile.“My husband always said, if we built a bridge, we’d go there too,” she joked.Wright talked a friend into joining her this year in Battle Ground, she said.“It is always fun to see the kids waiting with their plastic buckets for the candy,” she said. “It is just a wonderful and fun event.”Among the floats, Wright especially looked forward to seeing members of the 4-H Club pass by. The 4-Hers, she said, are the future leaders of our countries. They care about people and they care about food supply, she said.“They are our future,” she said.This year’s 4-H exhibits are among a host of activities at the “Wild, Wild West” themed Harvest Days celebration, said Carrie Schulstad, executive director for the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce. Stefanie Donahue/The Columbian Jo Wright waves to Harvest Days parade participants on Saturday. Wright enjoys parades and has attended more than 50 as she travelled across the country, she said.last_img

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