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Parade highlights:
Good Neighbor Day 2018

photos and captions by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 5, 2018) – Sunshine and no wind made today a perfect day for a parade!

LPD led the parade down Ridge Road.
Deputy Police Chief Pete Grutzius is retiring on Monday, so this was his last chance to lead the Lansing parade.
Colton Grigutis from St John Lutheran got to ride in the Nasquad with Lt Scott Bailey. Colton was in charge of Police Candy Distribution.
After hosting the Kids Bike Show in the morning, the Legion Riders joined the parade in the afternoon.
Boy Scout Troop 276 was well represented.
Village Clerk Vivian Payne handed out candy…
…along with Trustees Maureen Grady-Perovich and Brian Hardy. Mayor Eidam and other Trustees were also part of the parade.
It was good to see our friends from Thornton Township in the Good Neighbor Day Parade!
Marcus Evans and Ernst Lamothe have a good time being with people.
First National Bank had a very professional-looking float!
Elvis sighting. In Lansing.
Lansing Little League had a ball at the parade!
Troost Coffee & Tea took advantage of parade day to celebrate their one-year anniversary and introduce new tasty, Troosty treats to their menu.
First Church PCA had an impressive model of their church building.
LACE advertised the upcoming Cruise Nights.
Illiana marches on.
Bethel Church got creative with their Vacation Bible School promotion.
Go Southtowne Stallions!
Lester Crawl wins for Creative Ways to Keep Your Sign from Blowing Around and Becoming Unreadable. (PVC pipe is the answer.)
Another happy parade participant
Memorial Junior High School—looking good!
There’s a new BBQ place in town!
Super Teci Avila was in today’s parade—along with supporting friends and family.
From right: Henry Lansing, Gerrit Eenigenburg, and Bohemian Joe represented the three towns that merged to become Lansing—Lansing, Oak Glen, and Bernice.



Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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