|by Larry Johnson|
What a great turnout we had for the First Annual Redmond 4th of July Parade! Twenty cars of the High Desert Region Porsche Club of America represented your club outdoing the regions Corvette Club by 12 cars! Everyone decorated their cars in very patriotic colors with flags, bunting and streamers. Our three lead off cars were in the spirit, red, white and blue 911s. Laura Clark and Karin Johnson walked alongside passing out about 14 pounds of candy to the kids.
Comments heard along the parade route:
"Wow I like the red 911 turbo, no I like the blue one, I want that yellow race car!"
"Look at that Panamera 4 door!"
"I didn’t know Porsche made an SUV!"
The parade announcer told the crowd about our Club's support of the COCC Automotive Department and our hosting a number of high school seniors to the Deschutes County skid control course.
We were on the parade route for about 30 minutes then we were off to a restroom stop and regrouping for a very scenic “Arrive and Drive” along Lower Bridge Road and Holmes Road. There was a brief stop to admire the Alpacas at the Crescent Moon Ranch then on to the Aspen Lakes Golf Course restaurant. Our hostess from the restaurant arranged for reserved parking so we could all park in a row for a photo op. Lunch and drinks in a private dining room finished off our outing. All agreed it was a great time and let’s do it again next year.
Thanks to all that participated!