Marengo Parade Bands, Pols…Ending with a Big Bang – Part 1

The Color Guard was provided by the Marengo VFW. Not the Skinner carnival ride in the upper right hand corner. Those on the ride had the best view of the parade.

The Color Guard was provided by the Marengo VFW. Not the Skinner carnival ride in the upper right hand corner. Those on the ride had the best view of the parade.

The weather for the Settlers Days Parade was perfect.

Parade Marshals William, Rodger and Dave Brandt, but perhaps not in that order.

Parade Marshals William, Rodger and Dave Brandt, but perhaps not in that order.

The temperature was in the 70’s.

The Marengo K-9 obeys the signal to come.

The Marengo K-9 obeys the signal to come.

There wasn’t much wind.

Mayor and Mrs. Don Lockhart rode in a convertible.

Mayor and Mrs. Don Lockhart rode in a convertible.

I plunked my lawn chair down at the corner across from Brandt’s Pharmacy.

Union Village President rode backwards in the back.

Union Village President rode backwards in the back.

It was also, for the first time, really close to the announcement stand.

There were more fire engines than I have seen in any other parade.

There were more fire engines than I have seen in any other parade.

That was in the shade, which, unfortunately resulted in some of my photos not being as good as I would have liked.

One of the Northern Illinois Fire Museum's older entries in the Marengo Parade.

One of the Northern Illinois Fire Museum’s older entries in the Marengo Parade.

The Color Guard, of course, came first, followed immediately by Veterans units.

The McHenry County Sheriff's Department sent a motorcyclist.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department sent a motorcyclist.

Marengo Police had a squad car, but the star of their entry was the dog.

The first band, of course, was that of the Marengo Marching Indians.

The first band, of course, was that of the Marengo Marching Indians.

Its handler gave hand signs for stop, sit, lay and come.  The photo you see is the K-9 obeying the last command.

Part of the Marengo Marching Indians horn section.

Part of the Marengo Marching Indians horn section.

Mayor Don Lockhart was behind.  Unlike in Johnsburg, the mayor was not followed by members of his council.

A mobile command center for the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency.

A mobile command center for the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency.

Union Village President Robert Wagner was next.

Pam Althoff featured her re-election theme--"Common Sense."

Pam Althoff featured her re-election theme–“Common Sense.”

Then came the fire engines.  Marengo, Union, Harvard, Woodstock and the Northern Illinois Fire Museum.

State Rep. Jack Franks' vehicles.

State Rep. Jack Franks’ vehicles.

A motorcyclist from the Sheriff’s Department performed maneuvers.

But where was the State Senator. I finally spotted her downstream, so to speak.

But where was the State Senator. I finally spotted her downstream, so to speak.

The first of many bands–Marengo High School’s–entertained the ear drums that had not been damaged by the loud fire engine sirens.

Right behind was a mobile command center for the McHenry County Emergency Agency, compliments of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, if the sticker on the truck’s side is any indication.

Jack Franks had a lot of young people passing out goodies and stickers.

Jack Franks had a lot of young people passing out goodies and stickers.

Finally, I sighted an entry from an elected official–State Senator Pam Althoff.

Jack Franks conversed with the parade judges.

Jack Franks conversed with the parade judges.

Following was State Rep. Jack Franks.

Jumping Jack Franks.

Jumping Jack Franks.

He hit the other side of the street from where I was, but had to jump part of the barrier to catch up with his supporters.

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Part 2 tomorrow.

Here is Part 2.


Comments

Marengo Parade Bands, Pols…Ending with a Big Bang – Part 1 — 7 Comments

  1. First time I ever saw Pam Althoff at a Marengo Parade..Oh yes, it’s election time.

  2. There is no such thing as common sense, 18T Fed debt proves that fact.

    Was it common sense that caused Pam the get legislation passed that helped MCCD to be able to raise it’s levy even higher than it could in the past?

  3. Yup The Nob sounds like Senator Althoff..

    Surprised she wasn’t holding hands with Jack Franks..

    Seems the two are connected at the hip and in Springfield.

  4. Cynthia, I just criticized Pam, so that sounds like her?

    Pam did fight Jack over MCCD being consolidated with the county, protecting MCCD must be her thingy, not mine of course.

  5. lol Read that again, The Nob.

    I think you totally misundertsood what was qritten.

    If you people could possibly use some puncutation, maybe you wouldn’t have so many probems understanding each other. (And that would be the generic/universal you.)

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