Pocahontas Parade

The first parade of the summer in Bond County was held in Pocahontas Saturday evening.

The parade was part of the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District’s annual homecoming.

At the front of the parade was an American Legion color guard.

Fire trucks from Pocahontas-Old Ripley, Mulberry Grove and Smithboro districts rolled through the route.

Pocahontas Cub and Boy Scouts and several Pocahontas youth baseball and softball teams rode in the parade.

The reigning Miss Bond County Fair, Kaley Woker, this year’s queen candidates and Pocahontas Mayor Karen Heilig were also in the parade.

Floats were presented by the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation, Bond County Shrine Club and Bradford National Bank. Little Tyler Goodson was dressed as a farmer and drove a toy vehicle with a bubble machine in operation.

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