Thursday, December 27, 2018

Here is a photo gallery from the Herald Tribune of the annual Pinecraft Christmas Parade celebration. Many Amish and Mennonite become snow birds to Pinecraft--in the Sarasota, Florida area.

Some of my own Amish in-laws make the trip to Florida for a few weeks in the winter each year. It's a place where some of the rules relax a bit, and sun refreshes the soul.

The highlight of many days is gathering to wait for the buses that drive the groups of Amish and Mennonite to Florida. Greeting family and friends as they arrive is a a lot of fun! Likewise, gathering to wave off those who have to return to the frozen north is also important.

The parade is a wonderful time of celebration for those who spend Christmas in Pinecraft.

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