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The 53rd annual National Polka Festival Parade was enjoyed by a large community turn out Saturday, including special guests of Harriett Adams, the interior designer whose historic Ennis Avenue house provides one of the event’s best vantage points. This year marked the 22nd annual “watch party” at her home. The large-scale parade with colorful and diverse floats began at 10 a.m. one block west of the Raphael House, which Adams has owned since 1996. Guests of the woman whose creativity has helped shape the Bluebonnet City – it was she who began the Lights of Ennis many years ago – began arriving around 9:15 to watch the eagerly awaited procession. “I moved to Ennis in late August 1996,” Adams recalled. “I believe I had my first Polka Parade Open House in May 1997. That’s 22 polka parades ago. If I missed a year, I can’t remember it. I knew very few people here then, so I invited …Read the rest of the story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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