Kyle Julin. of Manilla, pulls his Hillary Clinton-masked friend Adam Corky, of Odeboldt, through the parade during the Arcadia Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday. The group received both accolades and criticisms for handing out water balloons to throw at the candidate.( Carrolls Paper)
The best part is that the men were handing out water balloons to throw at the caged Hillary.
It was an ordinary summer celebration in a small town in Iowa. The sun was shining on children carrying bags full of candy as the Arcadia Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a parade, a party in the park and a big water fight that would serve as the grand finale.
A young blond boy, no older than 8 years old, ran out into the street because one float was handing out water balloons. The child grabbed his balloon, took aim and fired the balloon at a man dressed in an orange jumpsuit and Hillary Clinton mask while standing on a platform inside bars, fencing and barbed wire above a “Hillary for Prison” sign tacked onto the side.
Some in the crowd laughed and cheered as the float rolled by, but others could be heard moaning and grumbling about it being “over the top” or “a bit too much.”
“It was my idea,” Kyle Julin of Manilla said. “Pretty much me and Josh (Reetz). It took us about a day-and-a-half to build.”
Julin said he, Reetz and Adam Corky are not affiliated with any official political organization. Julin said he’s an independent and as of March 2014 Reetz was a registered Democrat.