Chil-E Festival 2018

by Maria on July 11th, 2018

The heat wave continued to be a big factor. For the fifth day in a row, the temperature was above 90 degrees. The high temperature for the Penfield parade on Saturday was 93 degrees; the high temperature for the Chil-E Fest Parade was 96 degrees. It was just hot.

We marched with our friends from the Chili Fire Department. While we were waiting in the staging area, Angelina and Maddy were picking and arranging maple leaves on the ground. Andy picked one up and showed us how to make it "pop."

It was nice to see Kim. She has been working a lot of extra hours, so she hasn't been able to make many events. It was also nice to see Mike W. He is performing in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Community Theatre production of Disaster, a musical comedy tribute to disaster movies featuring music from the 70s. Sounds like fun!

Since there were no trombones, Cindy played the trombone part on alto sax. Maria played sousaphone, and Steve played bass drum.

Emily and Meredith carried the banner; Angelina and Maddy, Steve and Margaret's daughters, carried small American flags. For woodwinds, we had Irene and Karen G. on flute, Kim on clarinet, Margaret and Cindy on alto sax and Jack on tenor sax. For brass, we had Doug and Mike W. on trumpet and Maria on sousaphone. For percussion, we had Theresa on bells, Scott M. on snare drum, Andy on cymbals and Jon and Steve on bass drum.

By the time we reached the end of the parade, most of us has sweat dripping into our eyes. After resting for a few minutes, we decided the best way to beat the heat was to visit Bill Gray's for ice cream.

Our next event is the Kendall Fire Department Parade on Friday. See you there!


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