It was a wonderful day for a parade! Every year in the first week of June Lynden has the Farmer's Day parade. But this year was a special year. It was the 125th anniversary of Lynden. So to make it extra special this year they decided to have a record breaking strawberry shortcake going down the middle of Front Street. They built it from 7th street and finishing at 3rd street which is over 1,250 feet long!
And just to add a cherry on top of that (or should I say strawberry?) Lynden won 1st place the day before for 'America's Main Street' competition winning $25,000!
|The tables went out first...|
|Then came the plastic table cloths and gutters. Yes, gutters. It really worked well!|
|The wind picked up just enough to make the wax paper hard to keep in until the shortcake went in...|
|Next came the strawberries and the ice cream... The only problem was the heat. The ice cream and whipping cream melted before we all got to enjoy it. I believe it was in the high 80's.|
|A moment and slice of history! I was well and truly sunburned but had a wonderful time! We were able to meet some old friends as well which was a great ending to the day's festivities.|
|A last view of Mt. Baker and Twin Sisters as we head back home...|