You know you live in a small town when the "big" parade takes longer to set up than to go by. You also know that you live in a small town when the coffeehouse downtown hears there is a parade they mark the hot chocolate 1/2 price! The other stores marked it UP, and the clubs that sold hot cocoa sold 8 oz cups for $1.50. The coffeehouse sold us a 16 oz cup for 85 cents. (so I gave a buck to one of the charities we passed to go to the coffeehouse). Anyway, things like that (marking down the hot cocoa) are things I like about small town life. Also, older kids along the parade routes scrambled for the candy and then shared it with little kids around them - even ones that were relatives!