If you like to see error free parades, don’t ask me or my family to attend with you.
Last year at Ankeny’s Summerfest parade, it was the old Ankeny Police squad car that died in front of us. Thanks to the beefy parade goers, the car was quickly pushed off to the side. I think they said the battery was dead or it had overheated.
I guess I should have offered the consulting advice of the ‘show must go on’ mantra this year at the Summerfest Parade. That may have helped what I’m about to tell you.
This year we sat in a different location for the third time in 3 years. We’re still looking for that great place to watch the 2 hour commercial of Ankeny’s great businesses. The groups in this parade really know how to hand out information their business.
One of my favorite floats is the movie theatre that hands out popcorn. MMMMM, popped popcorn.
I first thought he’d overheated. It was pushing the mid-80s by this time already and he wasn’t moving that fast to generate cool air on the engine.
So, like a good show, the parade went on.
But our view was blocked. That kind of put the end of our parade experience, which was fine since it was starting to get hot.
No need to mention the business, just look at the picture.
At least the float with the stripper pole didn’t get stuck in front of us.