50th Annual Napa Christmas Parade

We were honored to be apart of the Napa Downtown Association Christmas Parade for 2012.

Our generous friends, Anna and Jaret Paulson offered to allow us to use their classic 1949 Chevrolet pickup truck, and helped turn it into a banner displaying, lighted, balloon carrying Christmas float.

Napa Valley Balloons Inc. provided us with a real balloon basket just like the one Maggie and Maddy use in the book.

We filled up a 7′ red ballon with helium and attached it to the balloon basket, which the four of us (Kyle, Amy, Meghan and Katelin) were in and throwing candy canes to the attendees.

Before the parade even got started we walked the parade route handing out over 50 pencils and Maggie and Maddy holiday word search puzzles, 20 or so tote bags filled with activities for younger kids, and six of our books wrapped as presents.

We had such a great evening, and were so excited to see all the support from the community as our float passed them by. Then to top it off, the Napa Register choose to include a picture of our float as one of the three pictures with their article.

See the article in the Napa Register, where they picked a picture of Amy and Meghan as one of the three pictures published in the Sunday article.

Again, thanks to the Paulson’s for letting us use their truck and for all their work they did, and thanks to Napa Valley Balloons Inc, Gabe and Ken for letting us use their balloon basket.