Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron Shares Thoughts On An Incredible Weekend

Sunday was a memorable day for area residents attending day two of the Greenville bicentennial celebration.

Greenville Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron (left), recognizes committee members from the Bradford National Bank Main Stage Sunday night, just before the Little River Band concert.
Greenville Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron (left), recognizes committee members from the Bradford National Bank Main Stage Sunday night, just before the Little River Band concert.

Rex Catron, bicentennial chairman, told WGEL the live music and big parade were highlights of the day. “I don’t think it could have gone any better, other than being a little cooler,” he told us. He noted the quality and length of the parade and the involvement of the U of I band and clydesdales, and spoke highly of all bands who provided musical entertainment. The fireworks Sunday night were also a special treat.

Rex said the event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the downtown business community. He said everyone will remember the event for years and will be talking about it for a long, long time.

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Saturday night’s Bellamy Brothers concert drew a big crowd, but Sunday night’s Little River Band concert had even more people with the Bradford National Bank parking lot and Main Street filled.

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