Last night was the Danville Halloween parade, and anybody who’s anybody in Danville was there, duh.
That includes the Bowmans and the Wislocks! (We happen to have spots near each other’s so I know this for a fact- and yes, in Danville, you have parade route “spots”)
It was good – we couldn’t stay for the whole thing because my niece (photos of her in her Halloween costume coming next week!) was getting restless and cold, but the good portion we saw was really good.
Lots of floats and plenty of goodies for everyone!
Here’s some highlights from our photographer:
And my personal favorite highlight comes from Brandt Bowman, whose dad, city editor Bill Bowman, took this photo of him eating the munchkins given away by Dunkin Donuts.
This is Spruce Street in Danville as it has looked the last three days.
There was a water main break three days ago which left me without water for the night – but by morning the water was back on in my house. But the trucks and workers are still working, leaving the street completely blocked off.
Motorists be warned: they are completely detouring traffic around the lower half of the street, normally a pretty busy intersection.
I’m referring to this situation as Water main-gate because I feel like it has reached epic proportions – I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to park on Spruce Street again.
OK, maybe I’m being dramatic. But it’s very frustrating – and I continue to pray every time I reach for a faucet because I don’t want to go through that again.
There’s also huge puddles of water forming near the intersection of Ferry Street and Bloom Road – another huge intersection.
Last week I was looking at the Daily Item’s website when I saw something that caught my eye. I turned to city editor and fellow Danvillite Bill Bowman and said, “Well, you know how townie I am? I just saw the announcement that the Southside Carnival is starting next week and I thought, ‘Well, there’s dinner for next week.’”
The Southside Firemen’s Carnival is a tradition for those raised in the Danville townie lifestyle – it’s something those outside of the fold would hardly consider a “fair.”
But those in the know understand that the food can’t be beat there. You go, you see your fellow Danvillians, you gain 10 pounds, you listen to some great music, maybe play a game or ride a ride with the kids and you leave.
I had wings and french fries, followed by a funnel cake. I probably exceeded my monthly quota for cholesterol intake, but I don’t regret it.
Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about:
This is in the cafeteria-style pavilion as we were getting started.