Last year’s Cayucos 4th of July Tees were a hit. The cartoon rendition of the town’s folk and tourists celebrating in downtown Cayucos was gonna be hard to beat. So this year, we thought we’d do something a little different.
Inspired by Ferris Bueller, the Local team and friends planned to add a little Local charm in the mix of this year’s 4th of July parade. With an annual turnout of around 35,000 people a year, it’s the perfect opportunity for Local to give back to our beloved community. So, we attached our solar powered golf cart to a 14 foot trailer with inflatable zodiac on top, stuffed in a bunch of people and eco swag and went for it.
On the morning of the 4th, the Local crew waited anxiously at the foot of pacific street searching for an opportunity to make our way into the congested line of colorful floats. We slipped in without much resistance. Once the local girls began tossing out handfuls of our new hemp frisbees, hemp hackey sacks, organic cotton tees and eco stickers, we fit right in!
For half a mile, the solar cart sailed down mainstreet toward the judging panel hucking goods to the crowd.
And, as we entered the main stage under the eyes of the panel- anticipation rising- we we’re met with confustion, turned cheeks, and disgruntled expressions. Ferris Bueller Local Style!
Seconds later the parade marshal rushes to us asking, “number, what’s your number?” We said we we’re “with them”. Perplexed, he stopped and scratched his ching, just long enough to leave a gap between us and the next float, so we stepped on it and flew out of there, ten pack. But, just ahead the authorities we’re inspecting the floats as they exited. So, we hooked a fast right on a side street and high tailed it outta there.
It was bold manuver, but it had to be done. Next year, we should probably just fill out the form on time. But regardless, thanks to the Lions club and all the floats in the Cayucos parade. It is is truly the most unforgettable event of the year in the coastal village of Cayucos, and it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of all the individuals involved.
Until next year.