All week we were nervously monitoring the weather. This was Asperger Works’ third parade participation and our anxiety was well-founded.
The first was the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lawrence – it snowed. The second was the Hispana Parade in Lawrence – it was steaming hot. We hoped that third time would be the charm. – It was cold and it rained. But… we had a grand time and so did the people lining the route of Haverhill’s Santa Parade. Thanks goes to Board members Tom “Woody” Wood, who was able to participate by driving his car; Rachael Chambers; Daniel Rajczyk; Adam Rajczyk; Eva Rajczyk; Jazzy & Molly, who were major hits, especially with the children.
Please click here to see the video of the Parade. I you are impatient to see us, please fast-forward the video to 1:10:46.
Then it was finally our turn to begin our march.
It was amazing to see the number of people who came out even in this raw weather. It was an easy walk until we hit White’s Corner. From there, it was all uphill for a while, Haverhill’s “Heartbreak Hill.” And before we knew it, we were at the end of the Parade route.