Hour-long parade features eclectic floats

Melissa Federspill

Staff writer

From the Lone Star Cowgirls doing stunts on horseback and in costume, to the the Freer Rattlesnake Roundup float being home to live rattlesnakes, this year’s Palomino Fest Parade was an affair to remember.

The streets of downtown Uvalde were filled with approximately 2,000 children and adults on Saturday morning, according to Victoria Dühring, executive director of Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and parade organizer.

“This year’s theme of ‘Golden Oldies’ drew 65 entries, five more than last year, and the parade was 18 minutes longer in length than last year’s, for a total time of one hour,” said Dühring, adding other participants included 27 horses, four queens’ courts, three Elvises, two Donald Trumps and one Melania Trump.

The Sahawe Dancers, grand marshals of the parade, danced the entire length of the parade.

Several entries took home awards, including Uvalde High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps as best honor guard; Uvalde High School band, best band; Lone Star Cowgirls, best horse unit; and Destino DanZZar performance group, best marching/walking unit.


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