Thursday, December 15, 2011

1st Night of Float Preparation.

We worked hard as a ward tonight to begin putting our float together for the Waimea Light Parade. It was a long flat bed truck that we had to make look like an island with palm trees, sand, surfers and their boards. Santa also was coming to visit and bring presents in his canoe.

Don't you just love Santa's outrigger canoe. It was really nice. We will put some cloth and lights around it to make it look like the ocean. Brother Louis donated his truck and his workers to help build the frame for the float and all of them spent many man hours to make it look just right. We will eventually have everything covered in lights. There will be a sound system and a piano and ukuleles, guitars and singers in grass skirts. Fun..

Tama taught us how to weave palm fronds so we could use them as a skirt for the trailer. It was an interesting thing to learn. It took me a minute but I figured it out. It is almost like some artwork I taught my 6th graders. It is dirty work but lots of fun. A bunch of us worked for quite to get enough fronds woven so we could cover all around the truck bed. We all laughed and had a good time. Poor Tama he could do it in half the time we could but he was a good sport and let us go at it.

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