The TallGrass Blog

Slow Down, Summer!
02/25/2011 Gail Ridings
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Our small town Evergreen Rodeo and Parade was Father’s Day weekend. Chuck and I rode our horses and loved every minute of working at this annual, non-profit event that connects our community with people from all over the Denver area.

This year, the parade honored the brave women and men who have served or are serving in the military. It was wonderfully patriotic and full of charming, heartwarming Evergreen moments, like the Evergreen Librarians who danced with their bookmobiles, and the Cub Scouts tooling along on their teeny bikes, followed by all the wonderful floats and parade entries. Then, at the rodeo, the little gals with cotton candy, wearing tiny pink boots and hats, sat up on the hill watching the competition of cowboys on bulls and mutton busters on sheep. The weather was perfect, the crowds were happy, and the community celebrated.

I’m sure you all have a favorite small (or big) celebration that you enjoy in the summer. A block party? Your kid’s softball or soccer games? Picnics in the park? Firework celebrations? A day at the spa with your best friend? Please write and share your summer celebrations with us! Let’s all revel in this incredible time of year together!