From Maureen and Harvey…
The Club is having a lot of fun this fall. Last weekend was our 26th Tub Parade with 16 participants including the fabulous calliope that played on the parade route twice around town. The weather was perfect after so much heat and humidity. It's what makes the Berkshires spectacular in the fall.
Here is Harvey’s review from atop his park drag:
“I thought we had a larger crowd viewing the parade than we usually do. I know as I drove around town , there were so many happy faces to be seen and applause given to us by the spectators. I was nervous that the calliope would be too loud for us, but Duffy (the driver of the calliope) assured us it would not bother any of the horses and it didn’t. I am so glad Duffy explained that to us as the calliope was a huge addition to the parade. The Tub Parade ran so smoothly.”
This year two antique pickup trucks joined the parade--a 1926/28 respectively. They led off the parade both decked out in flowers. The spectators were thrilled and approached our volunteers on the street to thank them for a wonderful time.
Back at the staging area, our very own Sasha Truax climbed aboard the calliope and played beautiful organ music. What talent!!!
Many thanks to all of the exhibitors, sponsors, and the Town of Lenox for helping with this
event. Thanks also to all our parade volunteers: Wayne and Jen Wilcox, Jeff Morse, Tjasa Sprague, Carl Dudash and Marilee Wagner, Frederikke Borge, Hilary Harty, Pat Gamelli, Stan DeRuggiero, Tim Gabel, and Sara Stokes. Kudos to Wayne and Pat for a fantastic trailer parking job. It’s not easy. I hope I have not missed anyone.
Special, special thanks to Maureen and Kathy who have been chairing the Tub Parade for some time now and making it such a success. The tub parade is a product of a lot of coordinated work on the day of the parade and hours and hours by Maureen beforehand in meetings leading up to parade day with the Town, the Chamber, and the selectmen. What a special day enjoyed by us all in keeping the tradition of the Tub Parade alive. Well Done!
Our next meeting will be Wednesday September 19
@ 6:30. It will be a pot luck, so bring something yummy.
The next Fall event with be the Berkshire Coaching Weekend October 6-8 (Columbus Day weekend).
Harvey is looking for a few volunteers, so please contact him and save the date.
See you next week…
Maureen and Harvey