Last evening at 5 o'clock, the Warren County Prime Beef Festival Parade was scheduled to start with a fly-over by some of the National Steerman Foundation members' planes visiting the region for their annual fly-in. They had arrived by Monday afternoon, landing at the Galesburg Airport...
Tom Lowe, Founder of organization, does a few low passes over the airstrip.
and practicing their maneuvers for not just the parade fly-over, but several other events, as well. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't terribly accommodating.
At first, it didn't look so bad out there... just a little cloud cover.
The forecast had said "showers toward late evening." I dunno about you all, but around here, 5 p.m. isn't hardly even late afternoon, let alone late evening. And, yet,
It rained on the cross-country runners whose last member to cross the finish line at the city square marked the start of the parade. Meanwhile, seven blocks down from the center of town, we waited.
Wetly. But still excited.
Then the grand marshal, and a carload of dignitaries with an idea of how to ride in a convertible in a parade...
Then the Monmouth-Roseville High School marching band... looked and sounded pretty good. The new uniforms must have helped morale.
More to come... But don't worry, it's not going to go on all day.