What’s Independence Day without a parade?
Enterprising McHenry County Republicans decided to hold one even the usual blow-out in Crystal Lake was cancelled.
Before the kick-off, local Republican candidates and officials chatted as they decorated the vehicles.
McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Buehler conversed with McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi.
6th District congressional candidate Jeannine Ives had a truck with a four by four foot sign.
The vehicles were almost ready.
Some discussion of county business was had between Auditor Shannon Teresi and District 1 County Board member Tom Wilbeck.
The parade drove down Woodstock Street past City Hall.
The other vehicles followed, heading toward William Street.
Then it was off to Downtown.
One woman commented, “Better than nothing.”
I got a better shot of County Board member Tom Wilbeck on Williams Street.
McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi gave me a double thumbs up as she passed by in Mike Buehler’s vehicle.
The parade headed for Crystal Lake Avenue.
I followed the vehicles to Dole Avenue, the typical route of Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade.
Would they turn toward the lake?
No, the cars and trucks continued west, turning north on a street they did not go through to Woodstock Street.
I drove north and caught my last shot as they were heading toward on Oak Street North Middle School.
If you sighted the parade, let others know in the comment section.