Rare Rainy Day in Marengo, But the Parade Went On

Looking at the radar before driving to Marengo, it didn’t look good for marchers and specatators for Maengo’s Settlers Days Parade.

On the way west I saw a sign where a gas station, Dunkin’ and Subway will be built in Lakewood at the intersection of Routes 176 and 47.

The number who ventured out were fewer, but still substantial.

There were no customers at the Skinner (no relation) Carnival.

One woman who has attended the parade for at least fifteen years could not remember another rainy day.

A middle school choir sang the Star Spangled Banner.

The Marine Corps provided the colors.

Marine Corps Color Guard.

Paul Fritz was the Grand Marshal.

Paul Fritz braved the rain in the back of a pickup truck.

Marengo Mayor John Koziol was walkinf in rain.

Mayor John Koziol greeted constituents.

Union village President rode behind in a pickup truck.

Union village President Robert Wagner

There were plenty of fire trucks, thankfully not making as much noise as possible.

Marengo and Union fire trucks took part in the parade.

What makes the Marengo parade the best in McHenry County are the numerous bands, which compete at the high school after the parade.

Marengo High School Marching Band.

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More coming.


Rare Rainy Day in Marengo, But the Parade Went On — 2 Comments

  1. Such parades for Christopher will be illegal soon.


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