Thursday July 16th, the Mexico Firemen held their annual
fund raiser, Field days and Parade. Our Mexico VFW Redneck
Redhat Ladies entered the parade and won first place for
the forth year in a row. This year our theme was "She Thinks
My Tractors Sexy" and the ladies dressed as farm gals. We
had a tractor and hay wagon driven by Men's Auxiliary Jim
Henderson and his grandson Jimmy. The wagon was adorned with
hay, farm animals, little brown jugs, clothes line with purple
and red underwear, pitch forks and other farm tools. We had
an outhouse, made by Karen Meyer, in the front of the wagon
where sister Janet Frank sat on the "Throne" with a pair
of jeans down around her ankles. This got a lot of applause
from the crowd along the parade route. Riding on the wagon
were sisters Kathy Parmalee, Lori Orman (in charge of music),
Char Sikes and Janice Gregory playing the fiddle. Marching
behind the wagon clad in bib overalls, purple shirts and
red hats, carrying pitch forks, wash boards and brown jugs
were sisters Sandy Coe, Linda Chamberlain, Mary Reeser, Connie
Gonseth, Dorothy Smith, Bonnie Bartosek, Linda DeRushia and
Debbie Brogan. We asked Fifth District President Debbie Mullenax
to dress up and march with us and she so graciously agreed.
We felt very honored that she was with us at this community
event. The tail end was sister Ruth Coe in her wheel chair
that sister Dorothy Smith covered and made it look like an
old fashioned galvanized bath tub complete with bubbles.
The crowd went pretty wild over the tub as well as the outhouse.
The whole event from planning, decorating and actually doing
was so much fun. We all had a great time. We got back to
the field and heard from everyone how great we had looked.
The community is looking forward as to how we can top this
next year!!!!! The food at the field was delicious, games
fun, beer cold, company great and the first place check was
the icing on the cake.