For those of you who have never experienced the 4th of July parade in downtown Orinda, it is definitely something that should be added to your list of “to-dos”. The home town atmosphere, the smiling faces, the flags and splashes of red, white and blue, the children laughing and clapping and collecting candy, all add up to a fun festive and patriotic event. Xenophon participated in the parade again this year with our annual float. “Exercise Annie” made her annual debut with riders Kyle Anderson, Fiona Fahey, and Isabelle Penston. A fun time was had as we wound our way through Theater Square and Orinda Village. A big thank you to Jim Taylor for his expert driving and the use of trailer yet again. Thank you to all the volunteers who came, decorated, rode and walked. Our float was beautiful.