"Jack", one of ten Clydesdale's (Bud has a total stable of 250), gets groomed.
So after this past weekend's pernicious public safety problem with alcohol and college kids who do not know how to consume it responsibly where Amherst Fire Department actually took the extraordinary measure of issuing a public statement saying they were overwhelmed by ambulance calls, it's unfortunate that those regrettable incidents may reflect badly on these majestic creatures.
The Clydesdales are in town (actually they are stabled in Hadley) for Amherst's 250th Parade on Sunday and this Thursday night will dominate the downtown as they deliver a case of beer to a dozen downtown bars/package stores. And yes, the company is paying for Amherst Police to escort the wagon and do traffic control.
I will be there with both daughters.
Jada and "Barley" another Budweiser icon.