Two young boys shoot water guns and throw water balloons at passersby.

Ace Schroer, 3, son of Mel and Seth Schroer, of Strong City, and Hayes Glanville, 3, son of Lee and Brea Glanville, of Cottonwood Falls, haven’t quite mastered the good-natured rowdiness that accompanies the Flint Hills Rodeo parade, but they have time to perfect their techniques. Credit: Jeff Tuttle