Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4, 2013 in Alamogordo, New Mexico

July 4, 2013

The day started out at 8:00 a.m. when volunteers from the Cancer Resource Center and members of Relay for Life Sassy Survivors Team gathered to build a float in Linda Laws' driveway here in Alamogordo, New Mexico. A truck pulling a flatbed trailer was generously donated for the occasion by Mike and Jennifer.

The pictures taken by Doug Kerr will explain the whole process as well as those he took at the parade itself.
Dr. Laws and wife, Linda overseeing the operation
The group building the birthday cake guided by Mike
Installation of the birthday candles. L to R: Jennifer, Alex, Mike and Carla
Icing the cake
Carla opening step stool so Jennifer can climb down from the trailer
Andrew inside the cake
Cancer Resource Center banner
The crew attaching other banners advertising Relay for Life supporters. L to R: Linda, Sue, Carla and Mike
Dr. Laws giving his medical once over of the cake

Mike creating a stand for our American flag
Sue and Mike hooking up float to truck
In the parade line-up patiently waiting for it to begin
Parade formation on-going
Michael helping his son, Andrew, into the cake
Young woman with her mythical looking Gypsy Vanner horse
Andrew adding to the festivity with his bubble wand
Still patiently waiting for the parade start R to L: Nicole, Carla, Linda and Jennifer
Mike, telling other drivers that the birthday cake is celebrating 100 years of American Cancer Society Research
And we're off
Miss Teen Alamogordo and Miss Teen Otero County
Miss New Mexico and Miss Alamogordo
Even a little white pony had his own float
Jeep drill during parade
The drill completed with each having a wheel atop the next jeeps wheel
Miss New Mexico (Look out Miss America contestants. Not only is she beautiful, but has the brains and talent to match.) from Alamogordo and Miss Alamogordo
Carla, CRC Volunteer and Sassy Survivor Relay for Life team member
Watching the parade

More parade watchers
Andrew wanding everyone with bubbles
Delton Baker made a cool place to watch the parade in his truck bed

Carla passing out Cancer Resource Center brochures
More parade attendees-everyone looks so patriotic in their red, white and blue
Announcing each parade entry as they pass the judges stand
The Judges' Stand
We did it and it was a hot day, but we are so proud of our birthday cake!
Thanks to everyone who participated from the Cancer Resource Center. We had such a fun time making this happen with Linda Laws' imagination and the mechanical abilities of Mike and the Baker family.

Thanks to Doug for photos of the whole process.

This is all I have to say for now.

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