The BurgerFest parade theme for 2019 was “rebirth of the burger”. For the parade float we also decided to include in our design references to our plans for expanding (or rebirthing!) the library. So one panel is about the new life of BurgerFest and one panel is about the new life of the library. The VBS fifth graders assisted us on Wednesday, August 7 under the leadership of John Steltz and Summer Peters. Helpers on Saturday morning, August 10, included Lori, Dan, Ronnie and Jeff and the float riders. (The float riders wore scrubs to go with the idea of rebirthing!) We had pink balloons and a pink stork for the rebirth of the library panel. We had blue balloons and a blue stork for the rebirth of the burger panel. We are tickled to announce that we placed 1st! It is a ton of work, especially with very last minute brainstorming during the busy summer reading season. Validation and recognition makes it so much sweeter. Thank you!