I made the short trek to Raymond earlier this week. The winding drive through the foothills is dotted with colorful bouquets of wild flowers along the sides of the road. It is hard to say how long the color will last unless we get some spring rain soon.
Situated 22 miles northeast of Madera, the whole town of Raymond will turn out next Saturday for what is billed as a day of “Olde Tyme Family Fun.”
The Raymond Community Association invites everyone to its 28th annual Raymond parade. Additionally a craft, food fair and swap meet will take place, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Raymond Community Center. Fresh baked goods from these mountain artisans are sure to complement your Easter table nicely. Craft space is $20 and food booths are $50. Admission is free.
The parade begins at noon and follows a two-mile loop along Road 600 to the Madera County Yard, along Front Street to Road 608. The parade staging area will be on the ball field...