Valpo's mascot is the Valpo Vikings. All the clubs make floats and walk or ride in the parade.
I can't go anywhere in Valpo without running into somebody I know. This is a classmate, Rebecca, who is now teaching Spanish.
And the German club was walking as well, so I joined the parade a moment to say hi to Frau Bowman, who was one of my HS German teachers, for German 3 and 4. She was excited to meet Claire. She is tiny. I look really tall compared to her. Then look at the photo below.