My cheeks are hurting from all the smiling and waving. A great parade! Thanks, Maya, for being such an awesome force in Richmond, VA!
Maya overseeing her punch list and elves
It takes a lot of elves (armed with staple guns and power tools) to make a float…
One of my most treasured memories with the truly beautiful woman, Maya Smart
The float from the front
….and the rear!
Maya getting a bear hug and preparing to give out Peter plush toys and copies of The Snowy Day to parade watchers
The lovely young women who carried our banner in the rain.
White jacket, red hoodies, scarves and gloves supplied by the Christmas Mother. (All items will be donated.)
Richmond’s ever-expanding diversity was on display!
I don’t have a shot of it, but I swear there was a dancing fruitcake float. Seriously…
The Segway riders felt the need to be understated this year.
Yes,horses in Santa hats
Freeman HS band
The Peppas! VCU Pep band, all amped up for the VCU/UVA game at 2 PM. They were singing Ram songs while talking this photo…Go RAMS!