Friday, June 24, 2011

More of our first float....

 Rollin Glewwe pitched in and stapled frou-frou to the float back in 1986.  Also helping were Joan Glewwe, Lois Glewwe, Elva and Jerry Miller, LouAnn Goossens and Eddie Helseth (the only carpenter of the bunch!)  Oh the heat we got when we featured her in the Memorial Day parade!  Some townspeople thought is was inappropiate and dishonored all the veterans from SSP.

There she is in all her crowning beauty.  It was from a kit we purchased from a float-decorating company. We wanted an arrowhead design to honor the Kaposia Indians, our first settlers and the steer horns to honor the stockyards.  The purple was as close a color we could get to maroon and white, our school colors.  It was top-heavy, hard to put up and down and didn't last long in this format.  The arrowhead has given way to a brick gateway like what is at our borders into town and the horns were featured at the SSP Jaycees first entry into "On the Road Again International Booya Contest."  We claimed our booya was made from the the bones of Babe, the Blue Ox and we had the horns to prove it!  We didn't win that first year but did take home the grand prize the next and also twice more in the last three years.  Way to go Jaycees!

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