46 - I Love a Parade

posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:45 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 1:45 PM ]
Ah, who doesn’t love a parade!  

Our Centennial Parade Marshal was Perry Lucas and Congressman John Brademas was our Honorary Parade Marshal.  Former Governor Henry F. Schricker, born here in North Judson, also took part in the parade. They were part of 120 units that snaked their way through the town without setting foot or wheel on Highway 10. 

The entire route covered 1 and 2/10ths miles, possibly one good reason to have a separate Children’s Parade (although in my experience they have much more energy than adults). Also, if you compare the photos of each parade, the children went from Main to Central while the BIG parade went in the opposite direction, from Vine to Main - which could have resulted in a nasty collision. 

I couldn’t find many photos in the newspaper, so if you have any to share just send them in my direction at lib.norjud@gmail.com.  It would appear that some of these shots were taken from the upper floor of the American State Bank, as it was at the time, now known as the North Judson Town Hall and others from the top of Two Joes, now Heartland Market.