The Sauganash Fourth of July Parade, 2006

Here comes the parade. There are always a couple of Chicago police cars before and after the parade.

There are typically a few local pols in the parade. Here’s our alderman and neighbor, Marge Laurino. I couldn’t get a good picture of her (there were apparently more voters on the other side of the street).

Local businesses take part, too. This is a float from my grocery store, Happy Foods.

The new kid on the block, Whole Foods, took part, too. When they open they’ll be just two blocks away. Don’t worry, Happy Foods. You’ve got nothing to worry about. But Whole Foods will broaden my options.

This year we had a marching band—five guys. Well, they were a band and they were marching. I guess that makes them a marching band. They weren’t bad, either.

The camel was back this year.

The great thing about the Sauganash parade is that it’s less a parade you watch than a parade you take part in.  I’d say between three and four hundred people actually were in the parade this year either marching or riding.

Marchers are on foot or using every vehicle known to man. There were regular cars, electric cars, trucks, scooters, roller skates, and perambulators.

And that’s it for this year.

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  • Quana Link

    Thanks for the pics. Heartwarming and funny. All the kiddies on bikes and all the folks walking along in the parade remind me of every small town in this area. “..less a parade you watch than a parade you take part in…”

    Thanks again.

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