The Beginning of Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade

There was no sun, but it was a great day for a parade in Johnsburg.

People lined Church Street well before the first entry was sighted.

People lined Church Street well before the first entry was sighted.

The route was new, along Church Street this year.

Before the parade kids occupied the time by climbing on the Johnsburg Middle School sign.

Before the parade kids occupied the time by climbing on the Johnsburg Middle School sign.

The temperature was in the low 70’s.

Sirens were heard much before the first vehicles were seen.

Sirens were heard much before the first vehicles were seen.

Bags were readied for the onslaught of Johnsburg Parade candy.

Bags were readied for the onslaught of Johnsburg Parade candy.

People were in a party mode.

The announcing booth was at Church and Fairview next to the party you see.

The announcing booth was at Church and Fairview next to the party you see.

When the first vehicle, a Johnsburg Police Car, got near, it was clear this parade was not going to be like Crystal Lake’s, where participants are not allowed to throw candy.

Candy flying out of this Johnsburg squad car signaled that candy throwing was OK.

Candy flying out of this Johnsburg squad car signaled that candy throwing was OK.

The Polish Legion of American Veterans carried the colors.

Before the politicians came the American Flag, conveyed by the Polish Legion of American Veterans.

Before the politicians came the American Flag, conveyed by the Polish Legion of American Veterans.

The Johnsburg Rescue Squad first vehicle was in the parade.

Johnsburg has always been a community of people helping people.  The Rescue Squad set the standard for McHenry County.  It was founded in 1952.

Johnsburg has always been a community of people helping people. The Rescue Squad set the standard for McHenry County. It was founded in 1952.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District had a couple of vehicles. The one that interested me the most was one I had not seen before, the water rescue unit.

This water rescue boat of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District is dedicated to Tim Althoff.

This water rescue boat of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District is dedicated to Tim Althoff.

Veterans rode in an Adams Enterprises trailer.

Veterans were decked out in their uniforms.

Veterans were decked out in their uniforms.

The Parade Marshall was new. [Please identify him for me.]

Johnsburg's 2013 Parade Marshall.

Johnsburg’s 2013 Parade Marshall.

And then my six-year old camera seized up. I missed the Johnsburg village officials in the front of the line.

Johnsburg village officials were all in Ford Thunderbirds.

Johnsburg village officials were all in Ford Thunderbirds.

The camera started working in time to catch the last three, Richard Janusz, Janice Sisk and Kevin McEroy.

Johnsburg Village Trustee Richard Janusz

Johnsburg Village Trustee Richard Janusz

Janice Sisk, Johnsburg Village Trustee

Janice Sisk, Johnsburg Village Trustee

Johnsburg Trustee Kevin McElroy

Johnsburg Trustee Kevin McElroy

Next came the Johnsburg High School Band.

The Johnsburg High School Band marched.

The Skyhawks Johnsburg High School Band marched.

More later.


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The Beginning of Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade — 5 Comments

  1. Where are the rest of the pics Cal?

    I didn’t get to go to the parade and want to see them!

  2. Looks like Johnsburg had a successful Saufen und Spiel celebration while Carolyn and I were out-of-state attending a family wedding.

    We look forward to next year’s celebration.

    Congratulations to everyone who invested their time and energy into this event for our community!

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