With the help of our brilliant parade guru, Sara Peattie, we make puppets like mad from the very beginning of GIA until the very day of the parade. Some are holding puppets, some are wearing puppets, some are marionette style, you choose! Meanwhile, we practice practice practice our SAMBA drumming (and sometimes dancing). Everyone makes a puppet or plays in the band (or comes up with their own idea) to make GIA's parade as BIG! COLORFUL! and CELEBRATORY! as we can. Every fourth of July parade needs more ART, right?

Then, we parade!!!

...rain or shine, all dressed in white–through the streets of Castleton!

Family and friends are invited to smile and wave at us as we parade by!!