With the new roundabout in Downtown Johnsburg, I parked north of the Community Club and walked toward the refreshment area.
The first sign of politics was a Steve Reick sign on the back of a big red pickup.
At the refreshment area, I couldn’t find a soft drink in a can and took a shortcut to the church, where the parade was scheduled to end.
I started walking from the end of the parade toward its beginning.
I continued down the street until I found an uncrowded shady spot near the elementary school.
Then the parade began.
Weaving around the Johnsburg Police vehicle in the front of the parade was a McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy on a motorcycle. (When I figured the politicians had all passed, I left. There was nothing more from that Department by then.)
Next came Johnsburg’s village officials.
Immediately behind was the entry the Johnsburg High School Band.
Then came State Rep. Jack Franks.
A pickup truck bearing the name of McHenry Township Clerk Marsha Nelson went by.
The only Democratic Party elected official in McHenry Township office is Assessor Mary Mahady.
Independent candidate for Sheriff Jim Harrison followed Mahady.
The candidate was walking in the middle of the street behind his vehicle.
One of Harrison’s walkers was Greenwood Township Supervisor Barb Klasen.
Lisa Madigan’s Republican opponent Paul Schimpf had a banner in the parade.
Next came the group supporting the Republican candidate for McHenry County Sheriff, Bill Prim.
Bill Prim was working the crowd.
A guy on a Segway came next. At first I thought it was for State Rep. Barb Wheeler, but it turned out to the the GOP candidate for County Board, Chuck Wheeler.
A truck covered with Republican candidate signs followed Wheeler.
Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Board Arne Waltmire had a a BMW with his name on it after the Republicans.
Steve Reick, the Republican challenger to State Rep. Jack Franks followed.
That, I figured, was the last of the political candidates and office holders, so I was off to the Crystal Lake Methodist Church for ribs and football.
But I couldn’t resist the candy target you see below:
On the way back to Crystal Lake I took Chapel Hill Road.
I saw on Jim Harrison yard sign and lots of big Bill Prim signs.