John O’Neill Seeks Republican Walkers for McHenry Fiesta Days Parade

Another parade.

This time in McHenry.

Republican precinct committeeman John O’Neill is seeking folks to walk next to the GOP floats and candidates on Sunday, July 20.

It starts at 1:30 pm and Republicans are offering to bus people from the township office in Johnsburg, if they so desire. Folks wishing to park there are asked to arrive at the McHenry Township Center between noon and 1 PM.

Here is his plea:

Hello All Republicans and Supporters,

I am writing to ask your support for the Republicans participating in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade.

We have an opportunity to show ourselves in force once again. After the FANTASTIC showing or 200 or so Republicans in the Crystal Lake Gala Parade, we are hoping for a good showing of Republicans to attend the McHenry Fiesta Days parade.

In order to accommodate this we have been able to provide the following;

  • Free Parking at the McHenry Township Center.
  • Free Transportation to and from the parade and the parking area.
  • Free lunch at the Veteran’s Memorial Park after the parade.

We are asking all on this email to attend with your families and if you are a Precinct Committeeman please invite some of the best Republicans in your precinct to participate.

In order to gauge how many Republicans will be at the parade (and to estimate the cost for the lunch) please reply to this email ( and let us know whether you will attend and how many Republicans will be in your party.

We ask that you wear either the new “Energized Republican” shirts or a shirt representing the current Republican candidate of your choice, that way we get some additional Republican marketing at the park during lunch 🙂

We will meet around Noon at the McHenry Township Center which is located just west of Route 31 at Johnsburg Road, behind the Moose Lodge. Please park in the lot near the athletic fields. We will take care of your transportation to the parade start and after lunch at the park, we will provide transportation back to the McHenry Township Center.

We appreciate all that you do to help promote our Republican values and elect more Republicans to office, and we look forward to seeing you at the parade and the park afterward..

Thank you,
John O’Neill
(815) 276-2507

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The photos are from the Crystal Lake Gala’s 4th of July parade, compliments of John O’Neill. On top, you see him and his family.

Next comes part of the Lou Bianchi for State’s Attorney contingent.

Congressman Don Manzullo waves to the crowd at the start of the parade. In the background, you can see some of the 200-plus folks who walked for the Republican Party and its candidates.

State Senator Pam Althoff can be seen passing out candy.

State Rep. and GOP County Chairman Mike Tryon poses with District 3 County Board member Nick Provenzano in the photo below.

At the bottom is a tractor pulling a load of candidate balloons. Can you pick out Brent Smith, one of the parade walker recruiters?

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