One thing I appreciated about Cedar Rapids since moving here is the passion people throw into festivals. Houby Days, music festivals, and of course the Freedom Festival. This year I had the chance to join my friends on the Last Hope Animal Rescue float (built by volunteer John who put an incredible amount of work into laying out blueprints and worked tirelessly on this for us.) Here are some photos I got to snap while parading with pups!

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