A parade of cars, many with signs and balloons, drove by the home of Lila Jeanne "Shorty" Eichelberger to celebrate Shorty Eichelberger Day as proclaimed by Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen. The longtime Illini sports backer sat in a lawn chair in front of her home and laughed and waved at the vehicles as they drove slowly by. Following the parade, Bruce Knight read the proclamation to gathered friends.