We Marched In The 2018 Pioneer Days Parade

Ode To Red Tide, the poem we carried on 16 signs
Ode To Red Tide, the poem we carried on 16 signs

Onlookers Applaud Englewood Indivisible's Focus on Red Tide

9/4/2018

The red tide that has been plaguing our community was the theme of Englewood Indivisible's float in this year's Pioneer Days Parade, held in Englewood on Labor Day. Members riding the float and walking behind held a series of 16 signs expressing in rhyme the political exasperation brought on by months of red tide.

That  exasperation struck a note with the onlookers on Dearborn Street and Old Englewood Road. Parade watchers applauded as we marched by. Some denounced Governor Rick Scott, currently running for the U.S. Senate, and many reached for our flyers headlined "We don't want the politicians who let this red tide happen."

Perhaps because of an approaching storm, the parade moved very fast, making it difficult to give out the goodie bags and flyers and keep our line together.  You can get a sense of the speed here.

Special thanks to Gloria, Sherry and Sue who created the float and the goodie bags! 

  • This is the flyer we gave out at the parade

  • Assembling the float at the staging area.
  • The back of the float
  • Getting ready to march.
  • Assembling the float
  • Goodie bags, with treats and flyers
  • The float is ready for boarding