Faithful volunteers Mark Sturbois (of Communications Workers of America Local 7901), Roger Anthony, and Robert Wilson joined me on the morning of April 30 for the first parade of the 2011 season. The five-year old 82nd Avenue of Roses parade is the inaugural event for the entire Rose Festival Court. It wasn't as cold as previous years, and there were more spectators along the route to encourage us. As usual, most viewers were far more interested in my husband's zebra car than in me, although many commented on the fact that I wear heels to walk the parade. 82nd Avenue is a wonderful place in a great community, and it deserves my best attire.
Lots of delightful photographs on KATU here. Kudos to Ken Turner for having founded and nurtured such a wonderful community-building event.