Rain On My Parade

Maggie Dickey

If you attended this year’s Bean Day parade, chances are you may have gotten a little wet.  However, that didn’t stop the citizens of Wayne City from coming out and enjoying the festivities.  It seems the old saying, “Everyone Loves a Parade” certainly rings true for locals who came out to brave the weather this past Saturday.  

  The theme of the parade this year was “200 Years of Illinois Pride” since 2018 marks the bicentennial year of statehood for Illinois.  This year’s parade marshal was none other than Wayne City School’s former bus driver, Janette Cullins. Congratulations to Janette for this honor!

  One of the clubs from WCHS who entered a float into the parade was the FFA.  They created a giant ear of corn and a silo from colorful tissue paper. It seems their hard work and love for agriculture paid off, earning them first place for the best float. They were awarded $50.  Way to go FFA! We are proud of you!

  Another Wayne City High School club entry was the Wayne City High School Band.  Unfortunately, they weren’t able to perform in the parade due to the rain. However, they did perform in the Wayne City High School gym.  Maybe next year WCHS band!

  Overall, I believe Wayne City citizens and all who were brave enough to weather the elements would say they had a great time and another successful Bean Days is in the books!