You may remember that I arrived at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade too late to see the dignitaries.
There were separated from the rest of the parade by many minutes. So, all I saw was Democrat Mike Mahon’s contingent. (I assume McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren had already gone by. Maybe I missed others, too.)
In the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade, organizers put all the politicians up front. I noticed that sometimes opposing candidates came right next to each other.
Probably because he is the incumbent, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren was ahead of his challenger.
First came motorcycles. Two were ridden by deputies, two by Conservation District police officers.
Right behind riding in a convertible was the Sheriff with his wife Marge.
The Illinois Department of Transportation-subsidized Crime Prevention Trailer was just behind.
The departmental snow mobile trailer was at the end of Nygren’s procession.
In sharp contrast to Nygren’s parade entry, that of challenger Mike Mahon had walkers.
Perhaps the deputies in the Sheriff’s contingent were volunteers, but, then again, maybe some or all were being paid.
Mahon’s not being an incumbent, on the other hand, meant that his people were not being paid.
Mahon and his volunteers were passing out beads.
I think I see palm cards in Mahon’s hand as well.