What a beautiful day for the parade. THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the parade yesterday. THANK YOU to the parade judges — Kim Cox, Jami Diehl, Todd Diehl, and Val Roberts. The winners are: Theme 1st place to Leaf River Busy Beavers and 2nd place to Leaf River United Methodist Church. Not-for-Profit 1st place to Bertolet Memorial Library, 2nd to Pecatonica Lions Club and 3rd to Ogle County 4-H Ambassadors. Vintage Car 1st place to Dave Jackson and his 1986 Oldsmobile 442. Vintage Truck 1st place to Byron Fire Protection District and 2nd place to Scott Voss. Novelty 1st place to Pecatonica Downtown. Horse Hitch 1st place to Carriage Springs Farm.
Thank you to our parade sponsors Leaf River Telephone Company/LR Communications and Exelon!! Thank you to the Ogle County Sheriff for leading the parade, and for the Leaf River and Forreston American Legion posts for posting the colors! And we can’t forget Sid Anderson and Tena Krueger for the National Anthem (beautifully done, as always). Thank you to all that participate and watch the parade. We need all of you to make it a Grand Parade!
The Grand Parade is the Leaf River Summer Daze Festival finale! It begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday following the Lion’s Club Pork Chop Dinner (see Sunday’s Events at Bertolet Park for details). Stake out your spot early, then sit back and enjoy!! (click the link below for a copy of parade route).
A few of the parade entries include the Forreston Sr. High School Band, Several Area Fair Queens, and the Tebala Shrine Klowns
Click on the link below for a printable entry form
Raffle drawing to be held at the Bertolet Park at 4:00pm. Lions Club raffle (multiple items – see Lions raffle page), Merry Martha Raffle and Historical Museum Quilt and Pig Raffle.