Special Life Network Participated in the Fourth of July Parade!
Families came out and joined Special Life Network as we sang the newly written song Walk, Run and Roll from our patriotic float in this year's South County Fourth of July Parade, held in The Woodlands, Texas.
This year's South County Fourth of July Parade theme was "American Heroes." SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK emphasized being a hero by including everyone because Every Life is Special ®. That's what happened when the SPECIAL LIFE NETWORK Fourth of July Parade float integrated families together for a fun morning being a part of the parade and celebrating the Fourth of July!
Plans began weeks in advance as we developed ideas for our patriotic float. We wanted to have music with our float that would fit the parade theme and share our message. Thanks to Ryan Sikora, who wrote new lyrics to the 1950s song Shake, Rattle and Roll, retitled Walk, Run and Roll, our message rang out! Heath and Ann Marrow helped us by singing and making a recording of our new song.
We decorated the frame of our sixteen-foot flatbed parade float, complete with blue skirting and bunting as well as a PVC frame for our banners and patriotic windsocks. Final decorations were added the morning of the parade, where everyone helped in a patriotic spirit. Before long, the float was adorned with red, white, and blue pinwheel flowers, inflatable stars, and crepe paper.
We had twenty people who came out to help us "Walk, Run and Roll" that day. Some chose to walk next to the float carrying, themed signs that emphasised "Every Life is Special ®" and the importance of adapting so "Everyone can Participate." Others ran into the crowd, passing out fliers to let people know about our second annual Walk, Run and Roll coming up September 26th. Those that rolled along on the float passed around a microphone as we all sang the lyrics to Walk, Run, and Roll. The lively and upbeat song is about adapting to the needs of others to allow everyone to be included. You can hear this brand new song at the Walk, Run, and Roll event on September 26th. For more information on the Walk, Run, and Roll, view the short video. Be sure to register early!