Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1

Or I could entitle this, “My very hot Sunday at the Fiesta Days Parade.”

Congressman Randy Hultgren greeted guests as they arrived at Plum Garden. Here he talks with McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado.

Congressman Randy Hultgren greeted guests as they arrived at Plum Garden. Here he talks with McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado.

It started at a reception for Congressman Randy Hultgren hosted by Perry Moy, the owner of Plum Garden.

State Senator Pam Althoff and Congressman Randy Hultgren conferred.

State Senator Pam Althoff and Congressman Randy Hultgren conferred.

Touring the room, I found lots of Republican officials.

Nick Provenzano introduced his boss Congressman Randy Hultgren.

Nick Provenzano introduced his employer Congressman Randy Hultgren.

I’ll probably leave some out, but here are the ones I recall:

  • State Senator Pam Althoff
  • State Rep. candidate Steve Reick.
  • McHenry County Board members Tina Hill, Diane Evertsen, Andrew Gasser, Chuck Wheeler, Donna Kurtz, Nick Provenzano, plus County Board member and County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup
  • County Board candidates Kay Bates and Craig Wilcox
  • McHenry Alderman Andy Glab
  • Wonder Lake Grade School Board member Bob Anderson
  • Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery and McHenry Township Trustees Neal Schepler and Gary Barla.

I stepped outside about 1 (with the parade starting at 1:30) and found all sorts of people suffering from the heat.

The Grand Marshall of Fiesta Days, Roger Schneider, was smart enough to ride in an air conditioned car. I had to ask that he lower the window to get this shot.

The Grand Marshall of Fiesta Days, Roger Schneider, was smart enough to ride in an air conditioned car. I had to ask that he lower the window to get this shot.

Pam Althoff and Craig Wilcox were filling candy buckets.

County Board candidate Craig Wilcox and State Senator Pam Althoff prepare candy for distribution.

County Board candidate Craig Wilcox and State Senator Pam Althoff prepare candy for distribution.

Kay Bates was waiting by her float.

McHenry County Board candidate Kay Bates stands by her float elephant. McHenry Grade School Board member Erik Sivertsen fan be seen next to the vehicle.

McHenry County Board candidate Kay Bates stands by her float elephant. McHenry Grade School Board member Erik Sivertsen fan be seen next to the vehicle.

A diminished number of Jack Franks supporters were waiting for the parade’s start.

Jack Franks supporters before the parade.

Jack Franks supporters before the parade.

Others were fanning themselves with Jack Franks fans.

Some Jack Franks supporters tried to cool off by fanning themselves with Jack Franks' fans.

Some Jack Franks supporters tried to cool off by fanning themselves with Jack Franks’ fans.

Wilcox and Althoff volunteers posed for photos.

Those helping Pam Althoff and Craig Wilcox posed for photos.

Those helping Pam Althoff and Craig Wilcox posed for photos.

Right before I turned back to get some more cool air at Plum Garden, a Sheriff’s Deputy pulled up on a motorcycle.

Sheriff's deputy on motorcycle McHenry Parade 2016

I kidded a heavily perspiring Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Oligney about getting overtime for being in the parade. He told me he was volunteering his time, that his shift started at 3. I asked him how Sheriff Bill Prim was doing and he said he was enjoying his job for the first time in a long time. He has been in law enforcement for thirteen years.

We’ll take a look at the actual parade that tomorrow.


Comments

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1 — 4 Comments

  1. Works for me McHenry County
    Observer . . .

    Sort of like the Anna May Miller
    horns pict related to the Randall Road
    Land acquisition vote by the
    County board.

  2. Sorry watchdog – I do not know her… I just know Jack Franks is not what this county needs.

    Why would she wear horns to a county board meeting?

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