Today is the beginning of the Carnation Festival. The week is filled with lots of family activities. We have decorated the library van and will be in the Kick-Off parade. Children are not permitted to march in the Grand Parade, so we have a half hour long parade just for them. The fire department, city officials, police department, baton twirling teams, bands and the children march from the downtown area to the High School parking lot. Looks like I won't get much stamping done today. Have a great day everyone.