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The Shriners

If you’re like me, you’ve heard of the Shriners for years. I must admit that I  didn’t know, until I did a little research for this post, that the Shriners are affiliated with the Freemasons. They’re known for their odd-looking red hats, called fezzes, but more importantly, for the Shriners Childrens Hospitals (22 of them in North America), which help burned and cripped children.

Saturday night was “Shriners” night at our local race track, Langley Speedway,  and before the races began, they treated the fans with a parade around the track. Since Motor Man and I have track-side parking, we had a good view.

Just look at this semi.

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And take a second look:

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Aren’t they the cutest little trucks? Can you imagine how much fun they are to drive?

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There was even a mini tow truck.

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The Shriners also put on an exhibition in their mini race cars.

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Not only do the Shriners help disabled and injured children, they also put on quite a show in their miniature vehicles. We were glad for our front row seats.

~These Days Of Mine~

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