Fiesta Flambeau Parade

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A large number of onlookers who have watched it light the path through the last few days of the devouring and skipping of Fiesta San Antonio know it as the BEST of America's parades. "Flambeau" is a French word meaning a tall candle or consuming light. Members in the Flambeau Parade have utilized both to give the cool Texas evening the presence of being enlightened by a large number of stars.

The possibility of a lit parade, now one of the chief occasions of Fiesta, was the brainchild of structural architect Reynolds Andricks. In spite of his request that he didn't know anything about parades, he was chosen to the Board of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association in 1948. His memory of his initially meeting: "I was dumbfounded that so few individuals appeared to be keen on Fiesta. They didn't surmise that they should include another parade." He prescribed that the "new" parade occur around evening time and that it be called Fiesta Flambeau.

The possibility of a night parade was not so much unique. Andricks had delighted in night parades as a component of the Mardi Gras festivity in New Orleans. He accepted, be that as it may, that with help he could make an occasion as extraordinary as San Antonio. In Fredericksburg, a German people group in the Texas Hill Country west of San Antonio, lived William Petmecky. He had for quite a long time spent his working days as the expense assessor and after that postmaster for Gillespie County. Through the span of 50 years, his extra time

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