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The July 4th Parade in Egg Harbor wouldn’t be the same without the Main Street Market Cart Brigade! These intrepid kids(who are all in the midst of an extremely hard workweek), takes their decorated grocery carts and smartly executed routine to the streets of Egg Harbor. The carts are also loaded with water balloons for the parade goers who assault them from the sidelines with water guns and balloons.
However, most of the water balloons are reserved for the Market itself! They always do a special routine for the store, take a bow – and unleash 100′s of water balloons upon those of us who are too old to march in the parade! We always forewarn the people sitting on the patio and in the yard, but most don’t move and get a bit wet.
We are extremely proud of our brigade – and get tons of compliments from bystanders. The heat this year was brutal, but those water balloons helped!
Most days, lunch break at the Main Street Market is taken outside at the picnic table. However, this was a rainy, cool day – and Nancy and Yang Bin had to improvise! I thought they looked so cute sitting on the water boxes in the backroom – and asked them to pose for me!
4th of July in Egg Harbor – actually in all of Door County – is crazy! Egg Harbor has a great parade and the Main Street Market Drill Team is the crowd favorite! This year 16 kids lined up; Regan and Sarah led the team. All morning, the kids decorate our old shopping carts and fill water balloons. About half of them head up to the parade line-up to secure their spot; the rest leave the store 30 minutes before the parade starts. Someone has to work!
They used to practice the night before – now they learn their “routine” before the parade starts. They practice and finesse it when they turn onto Hwy 42 – the first part of the parade does not have many spectators.
As they get into town, the Casey’s mob pelts them with water balloons and squirt guns. Along the route, water hazards pop up! The drill team is loaded, and judiciously fights back.
When they get to Main Street Market, they do their best “weave” and “spin”. They all then turn to face the store, take a bow – and proceed to throw hundreds of water balloons at the people ( those of us who are working!) on the patio. We warn everyone sitting there in advance; most people know what to expect by now and don’t seem to mind! We do fight back with a small supply, but hey – they are the ones doing all the work!
They may not be a pretty float, but they are definitely the “best of show”. People talk about the Drill Team before and after – they are surely a highlight of the Egg Harbor 4th of July Parade.
And – we love them!