Pioneer Day in Utah always starts with a parade. Here in Ivins, south of St George, and near Zion National Park, that means pickup trucks pulling trailers decorated with sparkly fringe. And ATV's. They had a whole section of the parade of kids on bikes and ATV's. Little kids on little ATV's. Even littler kids on even littler ATV's. It's like the CPSC never existed.
Except for the trailer towing the town's new recycling bins, though, this group of women in pioneer drag was my favorite float. They're from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Every float--or old car or ATV--in the parade throws candy, which has kids scampering around like refugees behind a UN food truck. The townies came prepared with plastic bags, the kid used her bucket hat.
I think if we're back here next year--or any year--we might just put a float in the parade, just for kicks.