It’s too bad that it takes so long to post photos. I still haven’t finished the Marengo Settlers Day Parade from a couple of weeks ago.
When we stopped looking at what entries offered on that beautiful day in Marengo, the first of the county officials and candidates had passed. The last entry we saw was the Harvard Milk Day Court.
Before the county board members/candidates after Mary McCann came by, there was a fascinating demonstration that took me a bit of time to figure out.
When I finally did, with the help of the sign on the side of a truck that said, “GloBowl Fun Center,” it turned out to be a y0uth pretending to be a bowling ball throwing himself against a larger person dressed up as a bowling pin and knocking him down.
I found the physical humor fun to watch. (You can guess I liked the Three Stooges, right?)
Obviously, I enjoy the simple pleasures.
The Red Hat Sassy Lassies were next. They were riding on hay bales tossing beads to parade spectators.
And, then, there were two more McHenry County Board candidates–Diane Evertsen and Ersel Schuster.
Both were riding in the back of a pickup truck. I didn’t notice it at the time, but a web site called District 6 Online was being advertised. It seems to be dedicated to an interface between the two County Board members and their constituents.
Next came Crystal Lake High School Prairie Ridge High School band.
I saw a man taking a video of the performance. Afterward I asked him why there were so many bands in Marengo. I learned that there was band contest at Marengo High School. That’s what drew the bands, which certainly made the parade quite enjoyable.
The Future Farmers of America float was next.
The next tractor-pulled hay wagon was sponsored by the Marengo Society for Historical Preservation’s float promoted its web site–MarengoHistory.org
Ronald McDonald came atop a big clown’s shoe after the Historical Society.
Next was the Marengo School of Dance.
Just as martial arts academies, its students strutted their stuff.
There was a hay wagon next promoting the Otis Sports Center. I admit to being ignorant about it.