By LAURA GRIMES
A brief report from today’s Junior Rose Parade, where the arts were alive and well.
Yes, long before the parade started, when people were still scarce, a driver held his hand out of a passing van and released two butterflies.
Yes, men do wear kimonos.
No, Mayor Sam Adams wasn’t to be seen.
Yes, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz walked the parade with a red skirt suit, black pumps, a big smile and a sign that read, “Hi, I’m Amanda!”
Yes, the best middle school bands were from Washington state.
Yes, the biggest cheers were for … (I kid you not) …
Tillamook Cheese (celebrating 100 years) with a giant cow and a giant cheddar loaf
the Multnomah County Library.
— Laura Grimes