Small town politics | Puppies, Parades, Patriotism. I love small town celebrations for the way they bring community together and seem a trip into the past. In Parks, AZ, locals lined up hours before the parade which passed the gas station, general store and schoolhouse. The day began with an annual pancake breakfast in the school gym and a raffle to win a Winchester rifle. A spectator in full rodeo clown make-up strolled the parade route demanding cowboys remove their 'lids' when the national anthem played. I purchased blue ribbon winning marmalade and salsa from the roadside farmer's market while my friend went for the goat's milk lotion. I don't know Rob, but in a small town I'd say his campaign strategy is on-point.