For those of you unfortunate enough to live elsewhere, the 4th in Ester is a quirky, humorous lefty affair. Some participants go for weird, others for a political message, and there has usually been a flying pig involved.
This year's parade was smaller than when I last attended several years ago, but still had the same oddball spirit. My particular favorites were the folks running an "anti-bird vetch" campaign locally, the discount drone man, and the Ester VFD's dance interpretation of "Staying Alive" for the crowd gathered at the Golden Eagle. I don't think any of the other VFD's would even try to pull that one off.
|Anti-bird vetch advocates spreading the message.|
|Discount drones, coming soon to a Fred Meyer guncase near you.|
|Kudos to the Ester VFD for the best choreographed entry.|