I think I have concluded that the Marengo Settlers Day Committee puts the politicians and candidates who march or ride in order of importance:
Leading off that section of the parade were McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz and Auditor Pam Palmer.
A neat, green Model A Ford followed them.
Then, I noticed a Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator.
He was walking straight–or as straight as Captain Jack can walk–toward a part of the crowd carrying religious proclamations.
Girl Scouts from Troop 1332 walked behind a flat bed trailer with a man standing on top with a camera.
Then, the Marengo Woman’s Club rounded the corner.
I’m not sure what Holar-Ships was all about, but it had a woman and a girl in the back of a pickup truck dressed in pioneer garb.
A semi-tractor and trailer used by for CDL training by Spirit CDL was the next to turn the corner…very carefully.
And Jack was still lurking around the intersection.
I don’t know if Sparrow had anything to do with District 6 County Board member Mary McCann or not, but her pickup truck must have driven by him.
Another crowd-pleasing high school band was next–the Sandwich High School Renegade Regiment.
The band held its formation well.
A Shriner high wheeler was the next thing that attracted my attention.
Slipping back still farther in time was this buckskin-clan woman with her dog.
Boy Scouts from Explorer Post 192 marched with their American and troop flags.
Next came some Cub Scouts on miniature race cars pushed by leaders.
There is a separate story on the Cub Scout entries here.
Behind the Cub Scout entries was yet another high school band, this one all the way down Route 47 to Dwight.
The Harvard Milk Day Queen and her Court followed the band from Dwight.
Overhead planes were periodically flying.
There were more county officials and candidates, but this story is already too long.
The rest will have to wait for another day.