This is a little town that used to have lots of businesses and people, but as many smaller towns on the Great Plains - population is dwindling. There were 15 (count em - 15) kids in this year's extravaganza.
But that doesn't cut down on the creativity of some parents - those wheels are painted paper plates, the engine a painted box, with shoulder straps, a black plastic tub for the smokestack. Woo - woo!
There are many great ladies in this town. They spread out a "Trunk or Treat" at the end of the parade route.
And, yes, this was my favorite costume (and hair).
We hung out til the sun went down...those cirrus clouds are making for some awesome sunsets.