The Saufen und Spiel celebration in Johnsburg features a parade.
I arrived after the loud sirens, but that meant I also missed the convertibles with the village officials.
The first entry that caught my eye was a guy dressed up like a bowling ball chasing others dressed up as pins. Didn’t catch the name of the sponsor.
Next came a vehicle advertising McHenry County Board hopeful Carl Kamienski of Johnsburg. McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio, Coroner Michael Rein and State Senator Craig Wilcox.
Komienski was walking the parade next to a truck from which State Representative Tom Weber was talking to spectators. (I am surprised that no other politician has followed his example.)
State Senator Craig Wilcox was running to keep pace with the GOP contingent.
The Republicans were moving pretty fast, but I managed to get a photo of State Rep. Tom Weber as his trailer passed.
An entry from McHenry Township was next.
Riding in the cart was newly-appointed Supervisor Barla and Highway Commissioner John Condon.
Sheriff candidate Tony Colatorti ‘s supporters followed.
An anthusiastic boy was running the route.
The supporters were really strung out.
Bringint up the rear was a Jeep covered with signs for the candidate.
The handout follows:
The next political entry was for Colatoriti’s GOP primary opponent Robb Tadelman.
The candidate and his family followed.
Gopt a close-up of Tadelman and his wife.
Hometown boy Gary Rabine, running for the GOP nomination for Governor, had the next entry.
Next came the Rabine bus.
Following was another vehicle festoned with Rabine signs.
Rabine had a running boy, too.
A man on what looks a bit like a moped crisscorssed the street, going from front to back.
Then, along came candidate Rabine himself.
The McHenry County Libertarian Party contingent came later.
Below is what the Libertarians were handing out:
Something I have not seen in other parades was the final political entry–New Illinois.
The organization’s message was carried on the side of a ickup truck; Leave Without Moving.
A handout told more.
Then it was south to the Dundee Township Republican Party picnic.