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Town proudly displays flowers in annual parade

by webdev

June 28, 2010

Residents of Lompoc, California showcased beautiful flowers in a unique festival and parade.

At the 58th annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival Parade in Lompoc, California, town residents gathered to watch local groups parade floats decorated with actual flower petals along Ocean Avenue, according to

Despite lower-than-average temperatures, crowds gathered on the sidelines to watch the procession, dressed in light jackets. In addition to the colorful floats, attendees were treated to music played by state and local marching bands, the news source reports.

The groups that created and displayed the floats were competing for the Float Sweepstakes Award. The competitors had to come up with a float that reflected this year's theme - carousel of summer.

The Lompoc Elks walked away with this year's top honors for their display, titled "Swingtime," which featured a carousel of flower-laden horses, the source reports.

Floral arrangements like those showcased at this event are not only beautiful to look like, but may be good for one's mental health. According to a study conducted at the Texas A&M University, a view of natural beauty, such as colorful flowers, can help those suffering from depression or physical ailments. A bouquet gift is a wonderful idea if you know someone in need of cheering up.

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