Lisa and KimE designed the exciting float on a flatbed truck loaned to us by John Benward Construction Co. Rich P. lent us a generator and Pete Carlson rigged the sound system, Debbie K’s keyboard and vintage-looking microphones with “KSMT” call letters were made by KimE. There were large banners, “Old-Time Radio Show” and “Silver Moon Theatre.” There were copies of the three iconic World War II posters, Rosie the Riveter, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and the Sailor’s Kiss on the Street when Victory was declared. Ross, Anne, Debbie M., Rachel, and Nellie all helped decorate.
On the Great Day, we were joined by Debbie K with her keyboard, and Ross’s daughter and three granddaughters all in WW II costumes. Mila was dressed as Rosie the Riveter! The Dollhouse Singers were dressed as WACS and sang “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” whenever the float paused, and especially in front of the judges’ stand. Ross was dressed as a vintage radio announcer. Lisa and KimE walked along side the float, encouraging cheers from the enormous crowd.
KimE was the proud receiver of our blue ribbon — it was truly a glorious fourth!