RAYMOND – The 28th annual Raymond Parade steps off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 20, followed by a day of family fun in this historic foothills town.
If you’ve never been to Raymond, or it has been a while, this is the perfect time for a short, scenic roadtrip and a fun excursion.Wander through the crafts, food, art and swap meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and enjoy live country music throughout the day. There will also be a raffle, with tickets just $1 each.
Following the parade, don’t miss the chance to visit the Raymond Museum. Raymond was the terminal for the railroad that carried passengers to Yosemite from Madera from 1886 to 1906. Passengers changed from the train to horse-drawn open stages to proceed on to their destination over rough and narrow mountain roads.
The Charles Miller house, where the museum is located, was the home of the railroad station master, and features exhibits telling the story of the train coming to town for 20 years and why, “All roads led to Raymond!”
Photo displays tell the history of the area. For information on the museum, call 559-689-1886. Admission is free, donations appreciated.
For more information on the parade, please call (559) 689-3341.