STAFFORD, Texas (FOX 26) - If you are going to organize a parade, you probably want to have some barbecue ready. Oh, and get a lot of hot dogs from JCI Grill too. That's what they're delivering to the Redneck Country Club. Staff members there scrambled to make this happen.
"Yeah, oh boy!," said Lauren Cole, director of operations at the Redneck Country Club. She just learned she had to make this happen when her boss, talk show host Michael Berry, announced it on the radio.
"We just started calling everyone we know," added Cole. "Posting on Facebook. Getting the word out, somehow that we needed help putting on this massive parade."
It's not massive. Yet.
"So we've been in contact with Ridgepoint High School, we have the possibility of the ROTC coming out here," said staff member Elizabeth Miller. "Their color guard. We have a group called the Cajun Gumbo Cookers that will be in the parking lot. We have a couple of antique fire trucks that will be in the parade."
That list is growing. This is all because the City of Houston had to cancel its annual Veterans Day parade due to complications caused by Hurricane Harvey. The parade will return in 2018 but for now, the people here are stepping up and in the tradition of the military improvising. Adapting and overcoming like you've never never seen before.
"We haven't either but why not?," asks Cole with a laugh. "It's what we do. Why not?"
If you want to be in this parade you can. Seriously. Call or send a text message to the hotline 281-809-4867.