The Lake in the Hills parade had a different starting route this year.
And both the old and the new parts of the route were crowed with young families.
The purpose of parades for kids is candy, of course.
The first political entry was Matt Kunkle, running as a Republican for a District 1 County Board seat.
A volunteer was walking.
The McHenry County Democratic Party contingent followed Kunkle.
Party Chair Kristina Zahorik was holding one end of the banner.
“VOTE” was on the front of the truck behind the banner.
Congressman Bill Foster, gerrymandered into McHenry County by Illinois Democrats, walked in front of his banner and young volunteers. He is opposed by Woodstock’s Catalina Lauf.
Next up came McHenry County Clerk candidate Mary Mahady.
Mahady was working the crowd and the wind was blowing her hair.
Following the Democrats’ candidate for County Clerk was Amin Karim, their candidate for County Treasurer.
I got a close-up of Karim, too.
Separated from her tri-cycle came District 3 County Board candidate Lyn Campbell.
A banner for District 2 McHenry County Board candidate Gloria Van Hof was next.
Van Hof was on the other side of the street passing out candy, so I couldn’t get a close-up of her.
Passing out canday for Mary Mahady was retiring County Board member Paula Yensen.
The parade move onto pom girls.
Next came a Blues Brothers knock-off band playing today.
The Algonquin Township Road District entered two snowplows in the parade.
The Algonquin Area Library had an entry.
Volunteers for the Library handed out books to kids.
The Republican Party float came next.
Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Danijela Sandberg was passing out candy.
Here’s a side view of the GOP float.
The final part of the Republican contingent was for State Rep. candidate Connie Cain.
Cain was on the other side of the road, so I did not obtain a close-up of her.
A volunteer for Cain was at the back of the Republican contingent.