Monday, September 14, 2015

Johnsburg Parade 2015

Suafen und Spiel Parade

The weather was perfect on September 13 for the 43rd Annual Johnsburg Suafen und Spiel Parade. Twenty-five people gathered at the lovely home of Len & Mary Keil to enjoy a light breakfast of bagels, donuts, sweet roll and a Joan Schellin yummy almond cake. There was plenty of time to mingle and remove car tops before heading out to the Parade. Thirteen cars lined up at the entrance of the subdivision to await a police blockade which facilitated easy exit on to a busy road. While the cars were waiting for the Parade to start, the Parade watchers were finding a suitable spot to view everything. Most of the cars carried Johnsburg Village officials and displayed magnetic signs. All cars were given mass quantities of candy to throw along the route. The Parade ended at a field where the cars lined up for display. The Village treated the drivers to liquid refreshments. After meeting up with the Parade watchers, everyone went back to the Keils' for a monstrous buffet lunch of beef sandwiches, sausage and peppers, mostaccioli, salad, chips and several desserts including delicate cookies and a pineapple upside down cake made by Lisa Ekstrom. Some watched football while others just relaxed. Taking part in this year's Parade were: Dan Anderson, Lee & Gina Bakakos, Tom & Judy Bruin, Pete & Lisa Ekstrom, Art Hahl, Bob & Helen Hoge, Len & Mary Keil, Dean & Beth Molburg (Keils' neighbors - driving a Chevy SSR), Dan Mrozek & Arlene Figlia, Lloyd & Joan Schellin, Ken & Kathy Smizinski, Len Vinyard, Bill & Liz Werth, Jim Wilson and Madeline Zambon. A huge thank you to Len & Mary for coordinating and hosting this event for the fourth year!

Liz Werth

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