Sunday, July 18, 2010

Heritage Day

July 3, 2010, Deltaville celebrated is 23rd annual Heritage Day.  Back 23 years ago, when I was 11 and they started these Heritage Day celebrations, I thought it was stupid.  Celebrate Independence Day on the Day of Independence, not some celebration on the Saturday before July 4th.  Today, I still think it's ridiculous, sort of like calling Christmas "Winter Holiday".  Still, it's a lot of fun with craft and food vendors set up mext to the tennis courts, the local Rescue Squad out with their Rescue Squad Unit, Crab Races, a Pet Parade, a Children's Parade and a regular parade.
Ethan in the Rescue Squad Ambulance, hopefully not a sign of things to come.

This year the parade featured about 500 fire engines, 3,000 Shriners, 10 vintage cars, 10 pretty girls and a John Deere Tracor.  That was it.  I think every Shriner in the Commonwealth of Virginia from Richmond was there driving every form of small motorized vehicle.  Though I didn't see any pink Barbie Jeeps. 

The best part of the day was taking in a Deltaville Deltas game at the Deltaville ballpark with fellow blogger and Mathews resident Chesapeake Bay Woman and her friend. After the game (and some wine) I walked back to the family picnic to take in the evening's fireworks. We were so close the ash and embers rained down on us.

 Nothing like major explosives professional fireworks to round out a great day.


  1. That ball game was awesome. Next time I won't make you sip wine out of a used 7-11 cup though.

    Can't wait to see the photo of you in the rubber duckie float this weekend. Thank you so much for taking the time to hang out with us and share in this little bit of insanity.

    Please call me or e-mail me when you return to D-ville. We can go out for another boat ride, this time without all the smoke and burning smells!

  2. But sipping wine out of the spare 7-11 cup makes it that much better... anyone can drink out of a wine glass.... yeah, just waiting to see the rubber ducky shots... lol

  3. Looks like tons of fun! We didn't see any parades this year :0(