Here comes Santa Claus. Here Comes Santa Claus.
Did you just find yourself getting a Christmas Carol stuck in your head? Wait, that’s not supposed to happen for another few months, at least.
Well, here at the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival with this year’s theme of “Christmas in July”, you just have to get in the spirit of things. Instead of baking cookies, we are baking in the sun. Luckily for us, the streets are tightly lined with mature, old growth trees to provide plenty of shade. It’s one of my favorite parts about living here. These trees have seen many a parade, and I would love to sit under each one and hear its’ story.
Here comes the fire truck. Here comes the fire truck.
There is that tune again, calling you to have a good time as the kiddos beginning to whiz by on their contraptions. Bicycles covered in streamers, monopoly racecar looking go-carts with candies flying out of them, strollers and tricycles meandering the loose-leaf like, itty-bity procession. It’s a fun game to attempt to catch these little cruiser’s costumes in my lens.
Zip. Zoom. There goes another tot racing by with Mom and Dad slipstreaming to keep up.
Candy is flying in every direction towards the shaded curbs. It’s ok that by standing little guys are jumping out with grocery bags and mini-totes to catch it all, it’s a safe parade with its small foot-pedal motorcade.
Little Sender Bodhi and Nathan are sitting on the corner catching airheads and dum-dums. I am already reminiscing the quickly passed pup-kiddo pomp. We’ll see you all next year, a little bigger, a little faster.
Merry Christmas in July!
Children’s Parade sponsored by Naps Thriftway. Lucky for us, it’s just around the corner when we need eggs and milk in a pinch!