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Tucker Day 2010 !

    The Day Began

    The clouds were threatening and the wind was fierce. The firemen's awning blew around the corner of First Avenue onto Main Street and had to be caught and weighted down with bricks. The vendors setup their wares while many ate a pancake breakfast.

    Main Street with storm clouds before Tucker Day

    The Color Guard officially began the festival.

    The color guard beginning Tucker Day 2010

    The winds blew and the crowds gathered. A train came by.

    windy main street

    The Parade

    The parade began promptly at ten with a beautiful white convertible from years gone by where the Grand Marshall sat. It was followed by a contingent of Hank Johnson supporters. Throughout the parade there were various candidates and/or supporters carrying signs and giving out candy or brochures asking for our vote.

    white convertible with grand marshall

    Classic cars followed.

    classic car

    classic car

    The Red Hat Ladies were there. This is a club of older ladies who socialize monthly. They wear red hats and purple dresses.

    The Red Hat Ladies

    marching band

    The football team came by riding a Cofer Brothers truck.

    football team on Cofer truck

    Two Men and a Truck were next with the President of the Tucker Business Association walking ahead of them.

    Two Men and A Truck

    Then came the elementary schools in the area each represented by students, parents, and teachers. Here is the Livsey group.

    Livsey Elementary School banner and people

    A great favorite with the kids were the cement mixer trucks but boy they were loud!

    Tucco cement mixer trucks


    red tractor

    More tractors. You have heard of Massey-Ferguson--well these tractors are so old they pre-date that. These are Massey-Harris.

    Ferguson-Harris tractor

    The librarians were a big hit with me. They did synchronized rolling with their book carts in formation. Quite a crowd pleaser.

    3 Librarians rolling book carts down Main Street

    Tucker First United Methodist Church was represented. One of the few if not the only church in the parade.

    Tucker First United Methodist Church

    Dressed with hats like honey bees several gardners represented their organization.

    Gardners with honey bee hats

    The Tucker Historical Society rode with a civil war cannon.

    THS on cannon float

    The sun was shining as the parade ended right at eleven am. The crowds flowed back into main street from the sides where they had stood during the parade. The vendors straightened their wares and began talking to their customers. You could smell lunch cooking. The festival continued till 4.


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