Sunday, July 7

Sauerkraut Days Parade

Henderson, MN is just a town of about 900 people but when it comes time for the Sauerkraut Days parade, the population grows as local folk and those from surrounding communities line the streets to watch a truly grand, old-fashioned parade. My grandson, Jacob and I staked out a post in front of First State Bank and planted our blankets and chairs for the rest of the family. It was a great spot for getting good pics of the parade entries! The noon whistle blew and the parade began up at 6th Street. All along the route, folks stood as Veterans and current military members marched with the flags..............
This festival that celebrates sauerkraut began back in the 1930's. Here are the Grand Marshall's........local ladies, Delores Hagen and Arlene Busse who are volunteers extraordinaire in Henderson!
and then there is always a Sauerkraut Queen and her Court..........
I loved this old firewagon from long ago in Henderson.........
Here's the LeSueur-Henderson high school marching band...........
and family members watching the parade........
 County Sheriff Aaron was being surrounded by the Shriner's in the cute little Corvettes.
I started humming......."Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Weiner......." when I saw this entry.......
The classic wave.......lovely queens were doing it and the Sheriff laughed when I told him he was doing it well, too, as he directed traffic.
There a few tractors, but even more were in a parade on Saturday afternoon. This celebration of sauerkraut isn't just on Sunday. It starts on Friday with the Classic Car Cruise.
I figure the person in this chicken costume was just a wee bit warm that day.
 Shriners on motorcycles...........
Motorcycles are a common site on Main Street in Henderson as it's a regular route for biker's. And on Tuesday evening's from May to September there are lots of classic cars lining Main Street. This is one busy town!
More queens.........
And my favorite entry is Su Fu Du, a great drum corp from Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
They put on a program in the park and it was foot-stomping great!

It was an awesome parade and a really great weekend as our kids came out for the weekend and we enjoyed time together and lots of good food!
You already know from yesterday's post, that we had those cinnamon rolls for breakfast. And our evening meal was steaks and burgers on the grill with homemade potato salad followed by this...........
 
Rhubarb Cobbler!!
If you'd like the recipe, just go here.  I shared this recipe on my blog long ago and also on Facebook. It is very, very good! I hope to share the cinnamon roll recipe, too. Have sent an e-mail to ask permission to share the recipe. :-) 


3 comments:

Grammasheri said...

What a fun day Sandi! Your town knows how to do celebrations up right! Enjoyed the photos very much.

Nanette Merrill said...

Love the parade. Reminds me of our parades in our little town. Great stuff to bring the family to.

Beth said...

You really do have a busy little town.! I enjoyed the pictures a lot. I especially like the classic cars.
Nothing better than parades, local events and family to share it all with.

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