The "Grand" Winner: Friends of the City Museum Float
Judges selected the float of Friends of the West Chicago City Museum for the Grand Marshal Award, which is for the float that best depicts the theme of the parade. This year the theme was Every Day Olympians. The judges said, "It by far caught and portrayed the theme."
Information above from At Home with Merle Burleigh.
Photograph courtesy of Uwe Gsedl.
2016 Railroad Days Parade: A Community Favorite
Parade themed Everyday Olympians, and fundraiser at Railroad Days raises $1,075 for Special Olympics Illinois
Always a crowd pleaser, the 2016 Railroad Days Parade stepped off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Entrants were met with cheering and appreciative crowds. The parade, which winds through the neighborhood starting from Elmwood Street and Ingalton Avenue and proceeds on Ingalton to East Washington Street, then north on Arbor Avenue to Reed-Keppler Park on National Street, continues to be one of the most popular attractions of the four-day event.
Top Photo: Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti (wearing red), Mayor Ruben Pineda (wearing purple), and West Chicago Police Detective Robbi Peterson grab a quick photo with Grand Marshal's of the West Chicago Railroad Day's Parade
Bottom Photo: Detective Robbi Peterson stops in 2016 Railroad Days parade to take a picture with two local children.
Photos courtesy of Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce.