Nevada Day Parade 2013
Saturday, October 27th was a sparkling autumn day in Carson City 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 suffragists and supportive menfolk at the end of the 1 1/2 mile 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.
Some carried the NWHP banner 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!
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!