From top left: The Derby Lights cross the railway tracks; a man on stilts; a local citizen with a leprechaun on his shoulder; a Shriner from a mini-chopper unit with a leprechaun in his sidecar; another leprechaun, this time on his own two feet; a giant carrot (don't ask me why) in the Community Center Van; an inflatable leprechaun; a bagpipe player watches from the sidelines (we kept thinking she was waiting to join her unit, but there weren't any bagpipes in the parade); a representative from the German choir with a beer barrel hat. Gotta love this town!
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I asked to take her photo with her bike (she got it from her college roommate) and we ended up watching the parade together. She was waiting for her husband, a River Forest fire fighter, to come by. He did, and waved. Barbara and Paul Stamm.