Mother Goose 2009

El Cajon gets together to celebrate the Mother Goose Parade that almost wasn't.

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Sisters have fun watching the parade in the front row, and by blowing bubbles.
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The Mother Goose Parade took place Sunday, Nov. 22 in El Cajon.
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Little Miss San Diego Teen Queen Melissa Floyd.
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Devin Baum, Calle Baum, Sophia Renee Pina, and Caitlin get the smooth ride for the parade.
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Sandra Chavez- 2009 Miss San Ysidro, Lynetta Negron- 2009 Miss Bonita, and Ashley Horner- 2009 Miss South County at the parade.
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Old King Cole- “It’s Good to be The King of the Mother Goose Parade.”
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Father and son enjoy the day with bubbles.
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2009-2010 Sycuan Royalty- Miss Harmony Sigler and her daughter.
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Tu’u O Taki Dancer.
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The parade, an annual tradition, almost didn't happen because of the economic troubles in El Cajon.
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Santa’s helpers Mary Allison Dunsmore, Alexa Wolfe, and Kaylee Ramsey of the Traditions of Christmas strike a pose in sunny El Cajon.
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The Queen and her Princesses.
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Crowds packed the streets.
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Just two of the royal court members taking part in the parade.
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The streets are lined with onlookers.
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Will all of the clowns fit into the San Diego Clown Conspiracy’s car?
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Big crowds at the parade.
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Boy Scouts of America.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Cub Scout Pack 3.
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Rooftop viewing.
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Assemblyman Joel Anderson with three princesses.
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The mayor waves to the crowd.
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After the parade these onlookers went to watch the Chargers take First Place in the AFC West.
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The Corey Family stops to check out the Classic cars at the Mother Goose Parade day.
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Grossmont High School flag squad poses for the camera before the Mother Goose Parade.
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Tu’u O Taki Dancers having fun in El Cajon for the Moter Goose Parade.
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Jamie Gassert & Kim Ebright of Winchester Widows pose with Haley & Heather Googe, and Gabe Sebolb.
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El Cajon Mounted Police not only keep the peace, but they are in the parade as well.
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All parade participants start with his cue, and the Mother Goose Parade flows smoothly.
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Jerry Elmore of Grossmont High likes Mother Goose.
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Playing some music today; El Cajon Valley High School band members.
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Pat Spreico of El Cajon PD, Mike Scott of El Cajon Fire, and Robert Twining of El Cajon PD enjoy the day.
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USMC at the Mother Goose Parade.
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Congressman Duncan Hunter and his staff before the parade.
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The parade route from above the crowds.
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Uncle Sam is out in support for Congressman Duncan Hunter.
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Bryan Meyer of Al Bahr is having a wonderful day.
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Volunteers Steven Montana, Marc Rodriguez, Jocsan Lopez, and John Skuski wanted to pose with the USMC Band.
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El Cajon Valley High School band members.
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Patti Tuttle Shryock - Mother Goose Parade Association.
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Granger ladies smile for a photo.
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USMC troops and retirees, including an Iwo Jima Veteran, say, “Hoorah!” for the Mother Goose Parade.
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Spring Valley Middle Marching Band is all smiles for the big day.
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Central Union High School Marching Band
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To help ease the financial burden, the parade committee did not invite the usual hosts of celebrity guests. Here, you can see the float "The Pirates of the Mother Goose Parade."
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The early crowd has the good seats.
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Welcome Your Space Brothers releases white doves in front of the grandstand.
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Grossmont High School Marching Band.
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“Hey NBCSanDiego.com, come up here for some good pictures.”
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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The 2009 9-10 Year Old Southern California State Champions holding their banner.
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USMC at the Mother Goose Parade.
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The Granite Hills High School Eagle Band.
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The USMC Marching Band is ready to play for the crowds at the parade.
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Troupe 362 of La Mesa & Troupe 355 of Spring Valley before the parade.
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