But the parade didn't start our day. The day would start with Dad hauling us kids down to Hyrum Square where the Lion's Club would offer a Chuck Wagon breakfast as a fund raiser. I loved those, and I can still taste the pancakes and butter and syrup. It was a big feed which would take place under the covered pavilion by the big outdoor fireplace.
After breakfast, then we would head home before heading to the parade. Usually we would line up to watch the parade close to our home. We never saved spots, and sometimes regretted that when we didn't get a good place to watch the parade. However there was usually someplace we could fit in. Dianna was in the parade one year, riding on a float. This was probably about 1969.
After the parade there were activities by the Square. We would watch the parade and then drive down to get there more quickly.
|This picture isn't from the parade, but it shows our uniforms form the days we would have been in the parade or played on the Square.|
Hyrum usually had fireworks. I remember one year they were over the lake. They have also been presented at the Square. There was also often a youth dance which was fun when we were a bit older.
In the days when I was growing up, we usually didn't have runs. I know a run from the canyon, as well as a mile run down Main Street have become popular.