Nevada Day Parade 2013
Saturday, October 27th was a sparkling autumn day in Carson City as participants starting lining up before 7:30 a.m. for the annual Nevada Day Parade. NWHP organizer, Carolyn Runnells had parked her RV at our assigned staging area and had spent the night there in order to be ready to get her "troops" ready first thing as the NWHP, was number 32 in the four hour parade schedule!
Coffee and donuts awaited those intrepid members who arrived early and sandwiches for hungry suffragettes and supportive menfolk at the end of the
1 and 1/2 trek down Carson Street. Nevada Women's History Project partnered with The Great Basin Costume Society and together we made quite a presence in the Nevada Day Parade. Women and men were dressed in period costumes, some carried the NWHP banned in the front of the float, some distributed handouts which described the NWHP's goals, some rode on the float and waved at the crowd while singing the Suffragette song from Mary Poppins!
The one and a half hour parade route took us down Carson's main street and when we had returned to our starting point, the parade participants on the next street hadn't even begun their journey down Carson Street. Thank you Carolyn for getting that wonderful number 32 parade designation!
2014 will be the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Nevada so all our members should start getting their costumes ready for next year's parade. If you can't walk, you can ride as we want to show major support for the women who paved the way for our privilege of voting!
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