Redwood Field Days 2012

The Redwood Volunteer Fire Department's Firemen's Field Days is always a big event in Redwood. This year's festivities featured live music Friday and Saturday night, lots of rides for kids, performances by the Original Yangs Drum and Bugle Corps, a junk auction, chicken barbecue, cash raffle, and all the fried dough you could stomach. The weekend's events culminated Saturday night with a parade, in which we were determined to shine.

We've been kicking around ideas for our float for months; but it was in the last week that we put the whole thing together. Here are some shots of the construction:

 Here's footage of our ride to the parade:

Here we are at the parade:

We cranked Canned Heat's "Going Up The Country", threw bags of organic string beans into the crowd, and cheered our way through downtown Redwood. And, we scored second place!

Here's Holly, Sally Jane, and I with our second-place check:

See you all next year!

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.