Lafayette Days – Celebrate Kids Parade and Festival – 9/17/2011
The Hippie Limo‘s donation to the Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette, CO prompted a quick call from Julie Piller, Special Projects Coordinator at Sister Carmen, to see if we might also be available to serve as the Grand Marshal’s vehicle for the 2011 Lafayette Days Celebration sponsored by the Lafayette Old Town Association. This year’s all-volunteer driven celebration hoped to raise money for the Centaurus High School Marching Band, which is one of 23 bands across the United States and the only band in the Rocky Mountain Region selected to perform in New York City as part of the 10th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute to the First Responders at Times Square on November 10th and in the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade on November 11th.
Lafayette resident and prominent radio personality Bret Saunders of the legendary radio station KBCO (formerly of Boulder, now of the Denver Tech Center) was the leading candidate for Grand Marshal at the time of Julie’s request. However, neither the glamor or the parade nor the lure of the Hippie Limo were enough of a draw. Instead Suzanne Crawford, CEO of the Sister Carmen Community Center served as the winning personality of the day, as is evident by her choice of outfit (see below).
The parade was short, but the festival was long on fun. My two-year-old son’s favorite part was the show put on by the Centaurus Marching Band – he danced himself silly for the full length of their performance. Sadly, we had to leave shortly after the band’s last number and could not stay to enjoy the many other attractions being held at the Lafayette Festival Plaza, but we hope many others did and wish the best for the band in raising the funds it needs.
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