My camera is in for an expensive repair, so my motivation for attending Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was minimal.
Republicans lined up for the Milk Day Parade near Harvard High School.
I was interested in how State Rep. Jack Franks would handle being on the ballot for two offices, but not enough to drive to the other end of McHenry County.
This shot shows an elephant, an entry for State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally and County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup. There’s MCC Trustee Karen and Recorder candidate Joe Tirio in the center of the picture.
The information I received is that Franks looked as if he were running for State Representative.
The front of the Republican entry shows GOP Vice Chairman Steve Rooney on the right, the elephant on a float, and State Rep. candidate Steve Reick and Recorder candidate Joe Tirio to the left.
No indication of Franks’ advancing his candidacy for County Board Chairman.
John O’Neill drew the task of driving the truck towing the elephant.
Steve Rooney, McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman and Vice Chairman of the County organization, is heading up the parade effort this summer.
State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally had a pick-up truck with a big sign.
Both Patrick Kenneally and Mike Walkup had vehicles in the Harvard parade.
“Vote Walkup” tee shirts were in evidence as were Steve Reick for State Rep. signs. Former Jack Franks’ State Rep. opponent John O’Neill can be seen to the right.
Someone got me a shot of Joe Tirio working the parade crowd.
Mike Walkup’s truck has his “Stop the McHenry County Tax Machine” sign.
If anyone has other parade photos, especially of the Democrats, please email them.
Joe Tirio, the GOP candidate for Recorder of Deeds, greeted those watching the parade.