Monday, May 19, 2008

Can you spot a $58,000 difference?

Festival floats, which bear a town’s court to other cities and towns, are a big deal, and parades often feature competitions between them. At right, the Daffodil Festival float (longest in the parade) was sponsored by a casino and featured not only moving parts but an amplified sound system; it cost $60,000. The Rhody float was built in a board member’s yard and featured lots of paint, glitter, and spirit; it cost $2,000. And a little TLC can be just as good as cash--ealier this month, the Rhody float won its division at the 2008 Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival, the first parade the float appeared in.

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