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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • 90th Fair Opens Friday with 6 p.m. Parade

  • 90th Du Quoin State Fair opens Aug. 24 with parade.
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  • The 90th Du Quoin State Fair opens with the 6 p.m. twilight parade Friday along Rt. 51 south between the Du Quoin State Bankpark and the front gates to the fair.
    There are at least 75 entries in this year's parade. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is not expected to be in Du Quoin for the fair's opening.
    Absent from this year's parade will be the Du Quoin High School Marching Indians, which open for the football Indians Friday night at VanMetre Field in their opening game against Highland.
    Here is the lineup for Friday's parade.
    1. Illinois State Police
    2. Illinois State Police Honor Guard
    3. Du Quoin Elks Lodge #884-American Flag
    4. Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs
    5. Service Dogs for Veterans' Program
    6. Governor Pat Quinn (or his official people)
    7. The Long Knives Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (Colonial period color guard)
    8. Illinois War of 1812 Bi-Centennial Commission
    9. City of Du Quoin Police Car
    10. John Rednour, Sr. - Mayor of Du Quoin
    11. Du Quoin City Council
    12. Robert Flider- Acting Director of Agriculture
    13. Charlyn Fargo- Dir. of County Fairs & Horse Racing
    14. John Rednour, Jr.- Manager Du Quoin State Fair
    15. Grand Marshal - Wilma Walker
    16. Parade Sponsors Banner
    (Du Quoin Middle School Cheerleaders)
    17. Cub Scout Pack #128
    Cub Scout Pack 47
    18. All other Scout groups
    19. Attorney General Lisa Madigan
    20. Secretary of State Jesse White
    21. Illinois Secretary of State Police Squad Car
    22. State Comptroller Judy Barr-Topinka
    23. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
    24. I-CASH Program
    25. Queen- Miss Illinois County Fair 2012 Brittani Schisler
    26. Du Quoin Middle School Band
    27. State Fire Marshal's Office
    28. Illinois Division of Traffic Safety
    29. Du Quoin Fire Truck-D-110 w/75' ladder
    30. Dowell Fire Department Unit 181
    31. Dowell Fire Department Unit 162
    32. All other Fire Trucks
    33. Wright Collision Center
    34. 2011 Little Miss Du Quoin State Fair- Addison Ichou
    35. 2011 Little Miss/Mr Du Quoin State Fair- Eli & Bailey Nehring
    36. 2011 Little Miss Du Quoin- Bridget Elder
    37. Disaster Blaster Emergency Response Unit
    38. Du Quoin Dialysis
    39. Perry County Democrats
    40. Alltel Wireless
    41. 2012 Tiny Miss Williamson County-Ryan Wildermuth
    42. 2012 Little Miss Williamson County- Callie Wildermuth
    43. 2012 Jr. Miss Williamson County- Haley Johnston
    44. Jackson Pools & Spas
    45. Tom Wenzel- Restored 1973 Volkswagon Beetle
    46. Antique Tractors (2)- Mark Wisely
    47. Antique Tractor-Randy Beckham
    48. Antique Tractors (2)- Edward & Drew Kocain
    49. Antique Truck-Pepsi Mid America
    50. Citizens for Luechtefeld
    51. Perry County Republican Party
    Page 2 of 2 - 52. Jason Plummer
    53. Julie Bigham-Eggers
    54. Ron Duebbert
    55. Laninya Carson
    56. Other Republican Candidates/Officers Holders
    57. Friends for Michael Bigler State Senate
    58. Sonic Drive-In
    59. Studio 84-Dance troop
    60. Southern Bus & Mobility unit
    61. Judy Cates for Judge
    62. Illinois State Police Safety Education
    63. 2011 Mardi Gras Queen- Megan Ferguson
    64. So. Illinois Central Labor Council Affiliated Unions
    65. Christian Fellowship Church
    66. Illinois Army National Guard
    67. Great Clips
    68. Perry County Shrine Club
    69. 2012 Little Miss Perry County - Kenadie Hutchins
    70. 2012 Jr. Miss Perry County- Ivy Nessa
    71. 2012 Miss Perry County - Allysa Reinhardt
    72. Civic Memorial High School Marching Eagles
    73. Subway Catering
    74. Ben's Lawn Service
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