Sunday, December 30, 2012

Citrus Parade

On a dreary rain soaked Saturday,
five fruit-filled floats
marching bands,
and civics groups
turned out for the annual Orlando Citrus Parade.

Rain pelted the parade route.

The citrus floats—
created using a hundred thousand
oranges, tangerines and grapefruits—
is an Orlando tradition.

Spectators
holding umbrellas,
wearing ponchos,
lined the streets.

A bit of rain wasn’t going to keep them away.

You can watch it, warm and dry, on TV on January 1st at 11am on WFTV Channel 9.

After the parade the fruit goes to local food banks.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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