Trump Supporters Participate in Parade From Tasley to Exmore

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A decorated vehicle awaits the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.

By Carol Vaughn —

Scores of decorated vehicles paraded down Route 13 Saturday in an event held to show support for the election of Donald J. Trump to a second term as president.
Organized by Mapp Cullen and sponsored by the Accomack County Republican Unit, the parade included tractors, pickup trucks, antique vehicles, motorcycles, and a horse in a trailer pulled behind a truck, among other modes of transportation.
Before heading out from the staging area — a packing shed in Tasley — participants listened to speakers and a song, Bryan Lewis’ “I Think My Dog’s a Democrat,” performed by Dan Davis.
Jarome Bell of Virginia Beach, former Republican candidate for Congress who was defeated in the primary by Scott Taylor, was among the speakers.
“Nowadays, it kind of seems like if you show support for the president, it’s a bad thing. It really irritates me that people are that unpatriotic. It’s nice to see that there are other people that think the way that I do,” said Curt Lewis of Gargatha.
Lewis — who was there with his wife, Sarah, and children Zoe, 6, and Addie Mae, 17 months — drove a pickup truck decorated with signs and two large flags in the parade.
Bell in his speech urged support for Chuck Smith, who has announced he is a Republican candidate for Virginia Attorney General in the 2021 election.

Martha Jane Linton of Saxis shows her decorated vehicle as she awaits the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
A tractor and other vehicles await the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Jenna Redmond and Zander, 4 months, of Atlantic, await the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Curt and Sarah Lewis along with Zoe, 6, and Addie Mae, 17 months, of Gargatha, await the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
A decorated pickup truck awaits the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade, with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore, was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Tim Valentine of Parksley decorates his modified Ford Model T before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade, with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore, was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Calvert Cullen looks out the window of his decorated truck before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Parade participants listen to speakers and music before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Parade participants listen to speakers and music before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Dan Davis of Exmore entertains the crowd with a song as Susan Davis holds the microphone before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.
Jarome Bell, center, speaks before the start of a parade on Saturday, Oct. 10. The parade — with a route starting in Tasley, heading south on Route 13, and ending in Exmore — was in support of the election of President Donald J. Trump to a second term in office. Carol Vaughn photo.