Lake Winona Manor residents got their very own Steamboat Days Grande Parade Tuesday, complete with a posse, clowns, classic cars and the Winona Steam Calliope.
More than 150 residents from Lake Winona Manor and senior care homes throughout town came out for an afternoon of old time fun.
Lake Winona Manor residents Alvina Engler and Eugene Kalmes were Queen and King for a day, proudly wearing their crowns and waving to the crowd.
This is the fourth year the Therapeutic Recreation department at the senior care center has put on their own parade in celebration of Steamboat Days.
“We were hearing from a lot of residents that they miss being able to attend the parade and so we thought we’d bring the parade to them,” said Therapeutic Recreation Director Jennifer Schultz.
Twenty-nine floats made their way around the manor cul-de-sac, including Harbormaster Bill Reinarts, the Lewiston Tiger Scouts and the famous Trester Trolley. Fran Edstrom of the Winona Post was Grand Marshal.
Resident Glady Emanuel was spending the afternoon with her son, Dean, who drove down from Minneapolis.
“She is really excited about this,” her son said. “She has always loved parades.”
“It couldn’t have been a better day,” she said.