While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze.
In short, the day was comfortable.
I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate a free breakfast compliments of owner Ed Woloweic.
Instead of depending on catching the local elected officials during the parade, I shot photos of some of them in the parking lot and some as they drive out of it.
Sheriff Bill Prim was driving an old Ford.
Behind Prim was Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller driving the senior bus.
The Grand Marshall, Joe Tecson, was next, but since he was sitting on the other side of the car, here’s a photograph from the parking lot:
Following was Village President John Schmitt. My photo of him was out of focus, so it’s a good thing I took the one below in the parking lot:
Next came the Algonquin Village Trustees.
If their faces were so small in the long shots, I’ve posted ones from the staging area and the parade itself.
First Jerry Glogowski:
Next were Trustees Bob Smith and Brian Dianis:
The next car with a sign on its side was for Jim Steigert. I didn’t get a good shot of him in the parade, so here is the one I took earlier.
Trustee John Spella was handing out candy.
Although I didn’t see him leaving the parking lot, Algonquin Village Clerk Gerald Kautz was in the parade.
Then came McHenry County Board member Yvonne Barnes.
County Board member Donna Kurtz followed Barnes in the parade route.
McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s unit in the parade:
County Treasurer Glenda Miller was next.
Kane County Board member Mary Auger followed Miller.
Kane County Circuit Clerk Tom Hartwell, who is also the Kane County Republican Party Chairman, drove his own car.
Dundee Township Assessor Michael Bielak was next.
The final dignitary was Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Paula Yensen. Note that the sign she is using in her run for County Board has the office name taped over.