Congratulations to Bob Cole and Chris Stevenson (AKA Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower) who were the Grand Marshals of Columbia’s Glorious 4th of July celebration yesterday. As many of you know, both Bob and Chris are founding members of the group, Fiddlestix, (along with Dave Cavanagh and Sarah Elizabeth Campbell) who played as the house band at Strawberry for many years. They are leaders of super fun musical activities at the festival, such as the Band Scramble and the Contra Dance, and their camp has been home to countless legendary jams over the years. In addition, Chris Stevenson is a senior member of Strawberry staff, who has worked in the office to prepare for our bi-annual gatherings for the better part of three decades. We are happy to see these two honored for their many contributions to our shared musical communities and to music being played in the street everywhere, at this most glorious celebration. We love you Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower!