“Old Fashioned Christmas” Parade through holiday adorned Little Washington featured all that Rappahannock County has to offer, plus as parade-goers’ witnessed this year a smidgen of international flavor as the Middle Street Gallery entry ( 1 ) blared the Spanish military march Paso Doble (the music one hears at bullfights). Seen here is Ron Goodman (Pablo Picasso) and his lovely wife Rosabel Goodman-Everard (Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist), while beneath the cowboy hat outside is Phyllis Northup (Georgia O’Keeffe).
Washington Town Council members Katherine Weld “Kat” Leggett and Patrick O’Connell ( 2 ) ride in 1950 Hudson Hornet-style along the parade route; while Rapp at Home ( 3 ) was awarded “Best Float.”
Nine-month-old Atlas Sutten ( 4 ), absorbing his first-ever Christmas extravaganza, isn’t quite sure what to make of the elf outfit worn by Businesses of Rappahannock President Theresa Wood ( 5 ).
An attentive shepherd was keeping his eye on a little lamb ( 6 ) while riding aboard the “Best Nativity” crowned float, sponsored by St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
County resident Page Glennie ( 7 ) prepares to lead his red-scarfed llama onto the more crowded Main Street corridor of the parade route; while other four-legged marchers included a miniature pony ( 8 ) and antlered if not enervated yellow Labrador Retriever ( 9 ) being pulled in a red wagon.
Several hundred children and their parents lined up to present wish lists to Santa and Mrs. Claus ( 10 ); while at the artisan-filled Town Hall, where Meaghan Fuller ( 11 ) displayed her fantasy Strike Daekins Designs, the portrait of George Washington ( 12 ) was made more merry for the occasion.
Finally, never underestimate ( 13 ) the power of red lipstick and high heels.