|A scene right out of Despicable Me: The first lost balloon of the day was|
a "minion," signaling the Official Start of the 2014 Canoga Park Memorial
Day Parade. Tune up your sousaphones and let the marching commence!
|Wings Over Wendy's - a familiar presence at Wendy's Platt Village location.|
|Grand Marshall Raul Mendiola of the LA Galaxy|
|Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Not shown: DWP Union Leader and puppeteer|
Brian Darcy working the Mayor from below in a hidden compartment in the back seat.
|The Canoga Park Elks, which incidentally have one of the best reception|
halls and banquet facilities available to rent in the entire West Valley.
|A funny, friendly clown from Circus Vargas that children|
are sure to remember long, long after the parade is over.
|Korean War vet and Canoga Park resident Bobby Gonzales.|
|Sadly, Ronald didn't wear his much ballyhooed new outfit to the parade.|
|Disney's Herbie The Love Bug is always a crowd favorite.|
|Three cheers! The Canoga Park Friendly Neighborhood Council makes the scene.|
|There goes the parade. See you next year!|