The Lamar Rotary Parade in Missouri featured a Grand Marshall, who has made her own history in the town.
June French, 100, rode her horse as Grand Marshall at the Lamar Free Fair in Lamar, Missouri, according to KOAM.
French rode at the front of the 76th annual parade with a wagon full of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren behind her to honor her. They refer to French as ‘Grammy’ and held signs and T-shirts that said, “My Grammy rides horses how ’bout yours? And she’s 100 years young!”
French has ridden the horse in the parade almost every year as a representative for the Saddle Club.
This was the first time she rode the horse as Grand Marshall.
“It was different because it has been so long since I have ridden, and for some reason or another, they didn’t put my saddle on tight enough. I kept riding to the right and one of my granddaughters would run-up to the side every once in a while and scoot the saddle over, she was afraid I was gonna fall off I guess” French said.
She shared her favorite part was seeing people she hadn’t seen in a while.
The parade is a part of the Lamar Free Fair, which is full of carnival rides, food, games, and more.
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