We had a bang up time at this year’s 4th of July Parade in Fort Collins!!
This year we were excited to have our great friend and awesome parade MC, Ponto, join us. He worked the crowds and kept our presence known. Thanks, Ponto!
Landis and Thalia came up with some great chants to say throughout the march.
Landis’ idea (from the Lego movie):
“Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.
Everything is Awesome, when you’re living out a dream!”
we’re here to say
you can be awesome
Nick was very excited to have Thalia as a “Personal Chauffeur” throughout the parade.
We had the 5 new parade goers this year, Shelley and Landis Fletcher, and Lori Thompson with her sweet grandsons… What a fun new group to add to our marchers!
In addition, we had family join us this year. Nick’s sister-in-law, Amy, and his nieces were happy to ride in the parade, and to pass out candy!
Cindy Peak, Nick’s Speech and Language Pathologist, came along to help us decorate and represent Awesome in Action, Co.
This year, we used the manual wheelchairs from the Walk in My Shoes presentation to show how Awesome in Action, CO, uses experiential learning to help folks understand what it’s like to be differently-abled.
We hope our presence helped establish Awesome in Action, Co in our community as a resource for ability awareness! We are always in search of new presentation opportunities and sponsorships for these presentations.
Please feel free to send interested parties our way.
Happy Summer, everyone!!!
We all had a blast (pun intended!) at the 4th of July Parade in Fort Collins today.
Awesome in Action revealed itself as an official 501(c) 3 organization today with our brand new t-shirts sporting the nonprofit Awesome in Action logo.
We even had an official mascot this year! Thank you, Jarvis, the amazing 3 legged dog, for displaying what being Awesome in Action is all about!
Thank you also to special friends, Liz and Leonard Urban for joining us this year!
On a whim, Martin joined us to add to his Marathon training workout (He’d already done the Firecracker 5K twice!)
Of course, no party is complete without this joker and her crew! We had so much fun with Kelleen, Charlie, and their kids Riley, Kira, and Aidan.
And, as always, we loved to have our dear friend, Tammy Castell, joining us to march this year!
The old crew, Alex, Thalia, and Olivia joined the parade, and they were a great help getting ready!
and they were even nice to each other (mostly!)
Nothing says the 4th of July like a duel with cardboard tubes!
Here’s a few shots of us marching from behind! Susan took the wheel to drive the Silver Bullet down the parade route!
Vanessa is a hot kid after the long parade! Even so, she chose to share her Popsicle with Jarvis. Guess her mom, Amy, is teaching this (almost) youngest AiA team member some great values!
Thank you, Roussos Family, for coming to support us during the parade!