What a thrill to be able to be a part of the Independence Day parade in Mayville!

Hank and I had a chance to ride with Deputy Mason along the parade route. I was shocked at how big this parade was! I think just about everyone from Chautauqua County showed up for this one.

Although the weather was hot and humid, Hank and I had a super time meeting Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace. He is one of the nicest guys I have met and I found out he has 7 kids!!

We also met County Executive Borello just before he started the parade started. Hank even got a chance to check out his really sweet car!

Many thanks to the folks from Star Flight and the Chautauqua County Dairy Princess who also were cool enough to let us grab a picture.

It was one of the best parades I have been in and one of my favorite parts was when Hank tried to help through candy to the crowd. Hank hasn't mastered the art of throwing yet. He just would drop the candy on the road and cutely say "here ya go guys!"