You know how you remember things, but no one else does so you start to question if it really happened? I've been scanning my grandmother's old photo albums. Proof. Right here. (Pictures or it didn't happen, right?)
A river, a park, thousands of people...A few of Grandma's pictures. Grandma's books are filled with her siblings, her in-laws, her nieces and nephews, her grandchildren. She was 1 of 12 and grandpa was 1 of 12 so that makes for a lot of people doing a lot of things! (Lots of books, lots of photos!) Scattered throughout are some pictures of some local history.
A radio station in town used to sponsor this race down the river. Everyone built homemade rafts and floated down the river. I'm not really sure where the 'race' part came in.... Thousands would gather on the riverbank to watch. Basically a beer fest....lol.
Still it was pretty fun for a little kid to watch. My cousins (really Mom's cousins so my 1st cousins once removed...) built this to enter.