People started lining up before 3:30 for the parade in honor of Lakewood resident Grace Kinstler.
Unbeknownst to me, Kinstler first appeared at her high school. Crystal Lake Central, for a mini-concert with the school’s choir.
Then, close to six, a yellow convertible zipped up Walkup Avenue.
The car was driven so fast that I only got two shots off and only the one above captured her face.
Then she was gone.
When the small caravan reached Williams Street, it slowed considerable.
Police shooed people off to the side of the street so the cars could get through.
After quite a long wait, the star walked down the sidewalk to the south of the Raue Center.
As the minutes ticked by after six o’clock and I realized I had to leave to attend the McHenry County Board meeting in Woodstock, Kinstler wave at the crowd.
Grace was given flowers and formally introduced.
After that I headed to my car.