Monday, August 17, 2009

Cheeseburger in Caseville Parade

Last Wednesday, we headed to Michigan's "thumb" to Caseville for the 11th Annual Cheeseburger in Caseville festival. This post is one of many to come recapping this event that is a "do not miss" in our book!

Ozzy was tired out before we even got there. Here he is, sleeping on the middle console because he's such a little guy.

They estimated that there were around 70,000 people at the parade... in a town normally populated by around 800 people.

Some radio announcer said that this is the 5th largest parade in the state of Michigan.

The infamous Cheeseburger Bus...

Michigan's lieutenant governor and 2010 gubernatorial candidate for the democratic party, Johh Cherry...
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow...

Tim Rujan, republican running for governor...

I don't know who this is, but I'm pretty sure he is a Michigan Representative...

Britney Spears... just kidding. It's a little obvious from the sign, no? I didn't get a picture of her, though.

My grandparents and cousin were in the parade for Thumb United Hospice Service. Here's my papa...

Here's my bama...

Here's my cousin, Tom...

Much more to come in the upcmong posts!! P.S. Only 4 more until my 100th post!


  1. WOW! Great pics and memories!

  2. That's GREAT! I live here in Caseville. You actually got a photo of me in one of your photos. I'm already getting ready for next year's Cheeseburger In Caseville. I'm building a Web site dedicated to Cheeseburger and would love any or all photos of it that you have. Your more than welcome to get a hold of me if you have any questions. You can get a hold of me @ k_e_v_i_n_j_h_a_a_g at (without all the underlines, but you know what I mean) Hope you had a good time. TTYL.

  3. umm do you have any pictures of the sandsculpture contest. I made a sand hot tub with my buddies and want to show the people back home. If you have them could you email me at

  4. Thanks for posting this. When this festival started, in my head, 12 years ago - who would have thought. Most of my parade viewing consisted of seeing the back of peoples heads. It's great to see what I missed.
    We honor the brave here in Caseville. That goes for all the parade goers too. Lyn

  5. Oooh this looks like SO much fun!