Horses, Tumblers and Lawnmowers Oh My!

Our recent Trail Maid dress controversy compelled me to do a little googling about the other acts slated to participate in the parade on Tuesday.  I wonder if those lawnmowers are green!

Arcola lawnmowers to appear in

inauguration parade

They aren’t politically correct and they aren’t very presidential. But somehow, the World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola (Illinois) – a longtime staple of beer-drenched St. Patty’s Day parades in America’s heartland – have secured a spot in President-elect Barack Obama‘s inaugural parade.

And yes, the act will still involve toilet plungers, broomsticks and banners. The Lawn Rangers will still wear their signature dusters, cowboy hats and masks. And their motto will remain the same: “You’re only young once but you can always be immature.”

Besides their diversity, the real reason why the World Famous Lawn Rangers from Arcola were chosen to march in the inaugural parade may well have something to do with the time they coaxed Obama to grab a toilet plunger and march with them in Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2003.

Plunger Boy

And here are a few more pics of the acts we’ll see (either freezing our faces off or from the comfort of our home theaters)

Suurimmanitchuat Eskimo Dance Group, AKSomeone tell them their costumes are sexist!

The Freedom Riders of Colorado


Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

I'd like to know what this group does
The Wong People Kung Fu Association

Dancing Lion Hiddon Wong

The Jesse White Tumbling Team


The Temple Lippizans

More Horsies!

The Angel Drill Team


Grambling State University

World Famed Tiger Marching


Step it!

and the Carnaval de San Anto, The URBAN 15 Group

More awesomeness

  1. A lawnmower was in the inauguration parade? Not very presidential like!

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