|It was bigger
and better than ever! The 2013 Hog Days parade was big on floats and
marching units in a 90 minute spectacle that wound its way from one
side of town to the other over a two mile route.
Illinois University Marching Leathernecks were one of the many
highlights as featured in the video above.
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
2013, the winners included:
Colors Unlimited - Commercial Award
Kewanee Library - Not for Profit Award
IVC High School - Marching Band Award
Fantastic Andy's - Most Original Award
Petersen Health Care - Mayor's Cup Award
State Bank of Toulon - Sweepstakes Award
Parade Marshals were Larry 'Flag Man' Eckhardt and Mary Ashpole.
You can get more information
regarding entry in the 2014 Hog Days Parade from the
Kewanee Chamber of Commerce or
by clicking here.
Come join us Saturday, August 30th, 2014 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!