Coaldale Parade Of Lights

Well you know that Christmas is fast approaching when the Coaldale Parade Of Lights comes to town. I don’t think that I have seen a better day for the parade, it started to snow early in the day and continued till just after the parade. A great scene seeing the floats with a light snow falling around them, it sure beats the minus 30 a couple of years ago.

As always some great floats lighting up the night, for our family it is the kick-off to the Christmas season. Add to that a great Turkey dinner at Wally’s and I am getting excited about the next 28 days.

Here are a few of the 300 plus images that I shot at the parade..

Coaldale Parade Of Lights
Coaldale Parade Of Lights
Coaldale Parade Of Lights
Coaldale Parade Of Lights

Food Grain Harvest

Was just going through a number of pictures and found these from the food grain harvest outside of Coaldale. It was a great day and the pictures turned out fantastic! I fell in love with the old combine, as you can see….

Food Grain Harvest
Food Grain Harvest
Food Grain Harvest

and a couple newer units

This is an amazing event. Using some of our vast land to grow grain that then is sold to provide money to but food on the other side of the world. I really think that ideas like this are the way that we should be handling hunger and need. Cut through the large charities and deliver to those that need it. If you have a chance to support the harvest I recommend that you do it. There are events held during the harvest like lunches that you can participate in.