Parading the Street in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

When I heard that my friends in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, were holding a holiday parade, I grabbed my best (i.e. most “colorful”) Christmas accessories and hit the street. Rabbit Hash is a town that’s near and dear to my heart; it’s home of the General Store, which hosts “Music Behind the Stove” in the winter, a barn that holds summer dances, and a dog for a mayor. I’ve taught poi spinning classes in the barn, have spun fire on the bank of the river next to the store, and have enjoyed coffee while listening to the live music that helps give the town a strong heartbeat.

I feared that this weekend’s predicted monsoon would wash out the parade, but I believed that the show must go on. Sporting red and green tights, a red tutu, red sequined suspenders, and a silly Santa hat, I grabbed my poi and jumped into the parade line as directed. The rain held off just long enough to let us parade down the street, the length of one or two blocks, past the barn and the General Store, and then pose for pictures and laugh about how much fun it was. Before long, Cincinnati’s “Cajun New Orleans Jazz Gypsy Western Swing” band, Lagniappe, played some highly danceable tunes in the store while the rest of us socialized inside and on the front porch, dogs running happily around the entire time.

Many thanks to my husband, Dwayne, for taking these pictures. Enjoy!

Rabbit Hash holiday parade A

Rabbit Hash holiday parade B

Rabbit Hash holiday parade C

I had a great time spinning flag poi in the Rabbit Hash parade. Life's too short to not do stuff like this. :)
I had a great time spinning flag poi in the Rabbit Hash parade. Life’s too short to not do stuff like this. 🙂
Christmas trees and horses!
Christmas trees and horses!
Santa was also in the parade; he and his cohorts stopped their float in front of the General Store to sing a Christmas carol.
Santa was also in the parade; he and his cohorts stopped their float in front of the General Store to sing a Christmas carol.
The front porch of the General Store was a popular parade-viewing spot.
The front porch of the General Store was a popular parade-viewing spot.
General store owner Terrie M., Lagniappe musician Dr. Laura S., and yours truly.
General store owner Terrie M., Lagniappe musician Dr. Laura S., and yours truly.
Another view of the General Store in Rabbit Hash.
Another view of the General Store in Rabbit Hash.
Lagniappe kept us warm and cozy with their upbeat music.
Lagniappe kept us warm and cozy with their upbeat music.

Rabbit Hash holiday parade K

When the music was playing, I couldn't resist hoop dancing for a bit outside, even in the drizzling rain.
When the music was playing, I couldn’t resist hoop dancing for a bit outside, even in the drizzling rain.

As always, thanks for taking the time to share this little window with me. I hope that you enjoy many parades and lots of wonderful live music this upcoming year.

Peace, love, and fire,
Cherie Dawn

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