A Parade Like None Other In Greenville History

Sunday afternoon’s Greenville Bicentennial parade was probably the largest parade in the history of the city with about 100 units.

The University of Illinois Marching Illini were in the parade and then gathered in the Bradford Bank parking lot to play a concert.

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For the parade, people were several rows deep throughout the parade route. A large crowd attended the band’s concert.

Marching Illini Director Barry Houser said he and band members had an enjoyable time in Greenville. Click below to hear his comments:

Also in the parade were the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales horses.

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The famous horses were unloaded at the St Lawrence Church parking lot. Donnewald Distributing sponsored the Clydesdales appearance.

Mike Donnewald told WGEL the company was pleased to be involved with the bicentennial celebration and he was happy to see large number of people at the church lot to see the horses. Click below for his full comments:

Other bands in the parade were from Greenville High School, Greenville Jr. High School, Greenville College, and Ramsey and Hillsboro high schools.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS FROM THE PARADE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOON. LISTEN AND WATCH FOR BICENTENNIAL COVERAGE AND PHOTOS ALL WEEK ON WGEL 101.7 FM AND ONLINE AT WGEL.COM!

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