2013 Freedom Celebration parade list

2013 Freedom Celebration parade list

Here is the order of parade entries for the Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade on July 4, 2013.

Here is a link to the map for morning events and the parade in Champaign-Urbana.

Here is our story about the return of the celebration to the University of Illinois campus from northwest Champaign.

Parade # Entry Name
0 CCFC Collection Vehicle
0 Champaign Exchange Club
1 Squad Car Front
2 American Legion Post 24 Color Guard
3 Gold Star Families
4 Georgetown Ridge Farm
5 CCFC Grand Marshal – Police and Fire
6 CCFC Balloon cake
7 CCFC President
8 CCFC Gold Float
9  Champaign City Goverment
10 American Legion State Commander
11 Illini Shrine Hi-Lo Wheelers
12 DAV & VFW 5520
13 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
14 Holy Cross BSA Troop/Pack 9
15 Eastern Prairie
16 C U MTD
17 Ansar AG Corp
18 Twin City Council 891, Knights of Columbus
19 C-U Kiwanis Tom Jones Challenger League
20 CCFC Platinum Ballon Baby Smurf
21 Owens Funeral Home
22 Erika for Congress
23 Wishes on Wheels
24 Champaign County Historical Museum
25 CCFC Silver Float
26 Arcola Marching Band
27 Arrow Glass
28 CU Theatre Company
29 Urbana Fire Department
30 HMD Academy of Tae Kwon Do
31 Marine Corp League Det 1231
32 Blue Ridge Marching Knights
33 Stevie Jay Broadcasting
34 Classy Combination Belly Dancing
35 Abbeyfield Society of St. Joesph
36 CU Citizens for Peace & Justice No More Jails
38 Daily Bread
39 Urbana Summer Softball
39a Urbana High School Cheerleading
40 B Co. 634th BJB IL National Guard
41 C-U Baseball Stalwarts
42 Champaign County Elected Officers
43 Active Seniors Republicans of Champaign County
44 Presence Pro Ambulance
45 Reynolds Towing Services
46 Urbana Boy Scout Pack114/Troop 104
47 Champaign Fire Dept
49 Champaign Centennial Marching Band
50 News talk
51 Champaign County Republican Party/Chad Hays
52 Miss Fisher Fair Queen
53 Team Gauze
54 Champaign County Fair Queen
55 Carroll FDP
56 CCFC Platinum Float
57 CCFC Platinum Balloon – Clown fish
58 Gamma Upsilon Psi Society
59 Girl Scout Troop 2216
60 Kraft Fleet
61 Carle Arrow Ambulance
62 Champaign County Clerk
63 Alliance Chapter of the DAR/Corvette Club
64 Miss C-U Scholarship Org
65 Savoy Fire Department
66 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of Champaign County
67 Champaign County Democrats
68 Peoria Charter
69 Harbor Freight
70 Rantoul Marching Band
71 Orange & Blue
72 Chris' Water Garden
73 Moms Across America
74 Stephens Family YMCA
75 Let Us Get Dirty for You
76 501st Legion
77 Life is for Everyone ( L.I.F.E.)
78 Urbana Park District Summer Theatre
79 Champaign County Bikes
80 Edge-Scott FDP
81 Hubers
82 Urbana Business Association
83 Skip Thompson Rentals
84 Champaign County ACLU
85 Rodney Davis for Congress
86 Mercantile Antiques & Trading
87 Champaign Lacrosse
88 Urbana Neighborhood Connections
90 Heartland Pathways
91 Squad Car Back


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Political Observer wrote on July 04, 2013 at 8:07 am

Hmmm...Are there some Republicans with spelling problems, or does the fault lie with the News-Gazette?  Heh-heh-heh!

Entry #22 reads "Erica [sic] for Congress" ...Did someone in her campaign mistakenly spell Erika's name with a "c" instead of a "k," or is this something that happened at the News-Gazette?  Oh, wait, wait!...I get it!...If you spell her name with a "c," then when she writes, "I Am Erica on the Fourth of July," the last 7 words spell, "AmErica on the Fourth of July!"  Yeah, yeah...that must be it!  We'll have to see if that's on her campaign signs and banners when she marches by!

Likewise,  Entry #43 reads "Active Seniors Republicans of Chammpaign [sic] County."  Hmmm...So, where is this Chammpaign [sic] County that you speak of?  Oh, wait, wait!...I almost missed it!...Let me guess!...Their entry this year is most likely being sponsored by M & Ms chocolate treats ("They melt in your mouth, not in your hand!") and our fine, generous Active Senior Republicans will be passing out bags of the tasty treats to everyone along the parade route!...Of course, of course!

Mike Howie wrote on July 04, 2013 at 10:07 am
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Sorry about the errors. (There were a couple others too.) Hope I've caught them all.

Mike Howie

online editor