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!

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.
The Annual Wakefield Independence Day Parade is always a fun and creative event, and it promoted the children's summer reading program. 

Fourth of July 2012

Dream Big. Read!