Friends of Beebe - Annual Wakefield Independence Day Float
The Parade returned in 2015 and a group of Friends of Beebe Library built a delightful float featuring the children of volunteers. Enjoy the photos!
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The Friends are honored to be an award winning participant in this great community event for over 14 years. Creating the float is a fast fun team process. Final planning began in mid-June after the Book Sale and the Festival by the Lake wrap up. We are off and running after a couple of brain storming sessions to tie in the annual parade theme with that summer's Library reading program theme. Volunteers with minor construction skills, and some artistic talent whip up a design in short order, all in a spirit of good cameraderie. There is usually room for a few local kids to ride on the float and there is always a need for hardy volunteers with strong feet to walk along. See 2008 for an "Anatomy of a Float", a start to finish slide show of building a float.