I think the parade and Topanga Days, in spite of the weather, was a great success. A gigantic thank you to Curtis Caddell for supplying our “float” and to everyone who arrived bright and early Monday morning to help decorate it. Curtis rented the truck and bought the hay bales, at his expense, so Kriss Perras and Tam Taylor, our Chamber Citizen of the Year, could have a throne to sit on in the back of the truck while holding up our signs and waving regally.
Thanks to the Trash Warriors Beth and Roxanne Berger and Mo for leading our contingent down Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Thanks to Roger for printing out the TASC bumper stickers and passing them out before and during the parade. They were a gigantic hit! Let’s hope the message sunk in, especially with Nate Daneshgar, the new owner/manager of Pine Tree Circle (See photo to the right). Thanks to Dianne Portia for riding her bike with us and playing town crier with the slogan’s message.
As always the parade — prep, lineup and performance — was a blast! I loved it and hope all of you did too and you and more will join me again next year. I’m thinking seriously about taking Curtis up on his idea of creating a Trash Warrior routine to perform while we walk. He’s honing his choreographic skills in order to direct us in our endeavor.
We finally finished up the donuts and most of the coffee later in the Chamber booth where we gave out Topanga information, maps and guides and sold our Chamber tie-dyed and other tee-shirts and Scenic Highway tiles handcrafted exclusively for us by Matt Doolin of TopangaArtTile.com.
The sun and the music on Monday was bright and rockin’. I hope one and all had a wonderful Topanga Days!
Topanga’s Chamber of Commerce
Topanga, CA 90290