My boys grew up ten miles down the road -- so McCausland Labor Day has always been part of their lives. The event has morphed. They don't do the trail ride anymore...and for a couple of years, it deteriorated into a drunken street dance....
But I am happy to report that it has come back to be a family friendly all day event -- with a world class car show -- and a GREAT PARADE. This year, I attended with my friend Bert -- who also grew up in the area...
|This guy has been coming to McCausland for a very long time, eh??|
|The streets are full of people -- and it was a gorgeous day!!|
|Every Fire Truck in a 30 mile radius was in the parade...|
|Lots of kids groups did floats!!|
|And we are pretty proud of our vintage tractors|
|In my lifetime, this building has never been a bank....it was a bar for many years, then a gift shop, right now, it's empty -- but on THIS DAY -- it's where they lined up the trophies for the car show!!|
|It's such a struggle for a small town business. But, FOR THIS ONE DAY A YEAR...McCausland kicks ass...|
|There were so many incredible cars -- hundreds of them!!|
There is a lunch at the McCausland Methodist church...and a large charity auction of different gift baskets, all donated by area businesses or families. A pancake breakfast at the Fire Station, a craft show in the middle of the street...
Bert and I had a wonderful time. We saw people we haven't seen in many years -- and it was surprising how many old neighbors we bumped into, just walking the car show. It was fun to catch up with people!!
Whatever celebration you town does -- PARTICIPATE!!