Strike Up the Band!

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The times they keep a changin' but it seems like Red, White and Blue never go out of style! (with a splash of  pig pink thrown in!)

The annual Hog Days parade is the focal point of Saturday's weekend celebration.  The parade winds its way from one end of town to the other with over a hundred entries celebrating pigs, agriculture and patriotism in general. With 35 years practice under their belt, the parade is expertly planned and executed by the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Club.

Upon entering the parade, all applicants are categorized with awards going to those judged best in each of the categories. For 2016, the winners included:

  • Petersen Health Care - Commercial Award
  • Kewanee United Way - Not for Profit Award
  • State Bank of Toulon - Ambassador's Award
  • Appliances Unlimited - Sweepstakes Award
  • Preferred Home Health Care - Most Original
  • Parade Marshal was State Representative Don Moffitt.

    You can get more information regarding entry in the 2017 Hog Days Parade from the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce or by clicking here.

    Come join us Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 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!


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