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Holy Cross Festival and Parade -- 8/8

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Old 07-13-2015, 05:43 PM
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Holy Cross Festival and Parade -- 8/8

Are you missing "the Mack" due to schedule conflicts, time constraints, or just because massive crowds of MINI folk aren't your thing?

Anticipate being back from the Mack and looking for some follow-up, relaxing fun that's closer to home?

The Holy Cross Festival and Parade has become somewhat of an annual tradition for EIM. Activities include the parade, a charity auction, a street dance with a live band, bouncy houses for the kids, a barbecue, and more. The heart of the festival is right across the street from the home of EIM faithful 05MINI (a.k.a., Linda and Tom R.).

The parade will stage on Saturday, August 8th starting at ~10:30 am for an approximate noon start. Prior to that time, there will be a car wash spot set up in the driveway (956 Main Street) for anyone who feels so called (like me ). If the street in front of the house as you come into town from the south is closed, just drive around the block and you'll get there. We'll do a little MINI decorating with our stash of goods before we head out to the parade staging area.

As in past years, Linda & Tom have graciously invited us all into their home after the parade for a great feast, beverages, and fellowship. They supply a wide variety of drink and that famous broasted chicken from the local bar & grill. Any side dish or snack to share is always welcomed but not at all required or expected. It's always great fun to relax on the porch after the parade, enjoy the superb food, drink, and MINI talk, and watch (or participate in) all of the festival activities happening right out on the street in front.

Parade preregistration is not necessary -- but as a courtesy to our hosts please post a reply here in this thread, or send an email to [email protected] and let us know you're coming. Thanks!

Other things you may want to bring along with you:
-- Candy to toss to the kids during the parade
-- GMRS/FRS radios (for friendly banter during the parade)
-- Personal car wash supplies
-- Any leftover parade decorations you might still have from last year

Always a fun time...hope you can join us!

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As a reminder, no matter which point of the compass you choose to approach Holy Cross, there are roads (both highways and county back roads) on the way that are among the most scenic and twisty in the entire state. Consider getting creative and have a blast just getting there.

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:25 AM
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Tom & I will be there
 
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 05MINI View Post
Tom & I will be there


I'll be there. Not sure yet what I'm bringing to share yet, will let you know next week following MOTM.
 
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:47 AM
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I think I am going to be out for this. Angel will be working, and I have a prior engagement. Swamp Fox looks to be on the 26th, and I have a benefit drive that day.

Fingers crossed for Fall Colours.
 
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We'll be there. Looking forward to it.
 
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:34 AM
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Does not look like i will make it. I will be taking the black MINI down to Quincy, IL. for a autocross that day. Just a reminder the day after Holy Cross on Aug.9th there will be a autocross in Pekin IA. Any takers?
 
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Count me in!
 
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:01 AM
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A link to my pics from yesterday:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskhfcKWB

Another great day in HC thanks to the endless generosity of 05MINI (and Tom too). Loved the triple red Roadsters!
 
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