We had a wonderful time participating in the Carnation Festival Kick-Off Parade. Eight children and three parents marched behind the library van for the half-hour parade. The children had decorated bikes, wagons and even a battery operated Barbie car. Unfortunately it was 90 degrees and very humid. I was fortunate enough to drive the van with the air conditioning on. The children were very excited and had a lot of fun waving to the people lined up along the street.