Marengo Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 3

Monday and Tuesday, I ran the final look at Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade.

Today we complete our visit of one of the better parades of the year.

What was this boy taking a picture of at the Marengo Settlers Days Parade?

I wasn’t the only one taking photographs.

If you were a boy, might you want a picture of this beauty owned be Griebel Trucking?

On the back of the big black truck was a band.

Jamokez is the name of this band.

Behind the band was Artic Heating and Air Conditioning’s truck.

Got heating or air conditioning problems? Arctic wants your business.

And, then, there was a fifth County Board candidate.

McHenry County Board member Michael Stanard has a memorable visual image for his name.

Michael Stanard's face won't help you identify him on the balot, but I thought you might like to see what he looks like.

Nothing on the front of the old red pickup truck to provide name identification, but on the side was a variation of the Standard Oil logo, now gone because British Petroleum bought out the Illinois-based company.

One of the big problems that new candidates have is name identification.

I heard on NPR that names are so hard to remember because they are absolutely random.

There is nothing to associate them with except a face and a face gives no clue as to a person’s name.

Michael Stanard has probably found a way to make his name memorable, if he advertises enough.

Bringing up the rear of the parade proper was a woman leading a pony. She followed a woman holding a banner identifying the entry as the Hooved Animal Humane Society.

The kids were enchanted by the animal and none of the other participants had to step on any pony poop.

My car was parked down near the old high school, so I walked the parade route.

Children were waving American Flags passed out by McHenry County Board member Diane Evertsen in Marengo.

I found these boys waving American Flags.

About all that was left to see was the pony, but these spectators were not packing up to leave.

it looked as if people were not ready for the parade to end.

Donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society are sought for Sean's treatment.

I passed a card table which solicited $10 to “Support Our Sean,” a youth with leukemia.

Near the end of the parade route, I'll be the candy pickings were not as good as closer to the beginning.

Parade candy had been gathered.

McHenry County Board candidate Corey Brackmann has printed tee shirts and one of his supporters was wearing it at the Marengo Parade.

I found a Corey Brackmann tee shirt and asked the man wearing it to remind Brackmann that he had not sent McHenry County Blog an announcement of his candidacy.

At the end of the Settlers Days Parade was a Public Works Department truck.

I thought the pony was the end of the Marengo Settlers Days Parade, but it wasn’t.

Stacking the saw horses used to block traffic was the job of the Public Works Department.

The street closing barriers were being picked up.

The parade was over, but pedestrians ruled the streets.

I asked Buck Hilbert if the bi-plane I had seen was his. He said it wasn't.

The parade was over, but people were slow in leaving.

I found retired United Airlines Buck Hilbert enjoying the afternoon.

And some women who wondered where the Lawn Chair Dads were.

More on that in another story.

Strangely missing from the parade was McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.

I think this is the first I have attended that he was not in.


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