The small town that I live in has a festival every year called the Sugar Beet Festival. It's named after the sugar beets that farmers grow around our area and we also have a sugar beet factory which makes some of the sugar that you buy in the store. Today was the parade and here is a picture of a patriotic band that was in it. I've been going to the parade since I was a little girl and the festival is a tradition with a carnival, rides and a great chicken barbecue. Lots of candy was thrown out for the kids and even some of the adults got some too!