|The theme was
"Bringin' Home the Chops Since 1954" and the color scheme appeared
to be red, white and blue...and pig pink! And that's what the 2014 Hog Days parade
seemed to be all about in a 90 minute spectacle that wound its way from one
side of town to the other over a two mile route.
When Hog Days began its run on Labor Day weekend, the parade was
held on Monday as a Labor event. In the early 1970s, it moved
to Saturday and became the Hog Days Parade and nowadays serves the
purpose of honoring America, Labor and our agricultural roots all in
Upon entering the parade, all applicants are categorized with
awards going to those judged best in each of the categories. For
2014, the winners included:
Great Dane Trailers - Commercial Award
Kewanee YMCA - Not for Profit Award
Kewanee Food Pantry - Mayor's Cup Award
Windish Transfer - Sweepstakes Award
Colors Unlimited - Most Original
Parade Marshal was Dave Clarke, columnist and reporter for the
Kewanee Star Courier.
You can get more information
regarding entry in the 2015 Hog Days Parade from the
Kewanee Chamber of Commerce or
by clicking here.
Come join us Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 2 PM for one of the
lynchpins of our Labor Day weekend celebration that is viewed by
several thousand...the annual Hog Days Parade!