Letter submitted by Wayne Harmer, Rancho Cordova–
[RE: Citrus Heights says 2019 Red, White & Blue Parade won’t be happening; Feb. 3rd] Some of you may know me and my family. I go by the tag, Float Master. I am very sad of the news that one of the best-organized parades in Northern California, has been canceled. We spend six months building our parade float, and our first stop is Citrus Heights, California.
I have been to many parades, including military parades, in my life, and I have never seen ANY issue the way this parade has been run. We were towing our float at 10 mph, 15 miles each way, to be in your parade. As I said, My family is very sad.
That being said, this year we are doing the 80-year anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, complete with my little sister as the witch (fits her), and a large water fountain, man behind the curtain, a flying monkey, (grandson) and a real-looking, spinning Tornado. Please let us know, if your parade is back on! Thank you… The Harmer Family.
By Julie Naughton, Citrus Heights–
I used to be proud of our city… a family place that engendered respect for country, community and traditional notions of good. Moves like ending our annual parade is a step toward creating a cold, bland, liberal landfill for wannabe suburbanites with superficial values. WHAT IS THE POINT?
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