Photos: Kendra Hennis
Photos from the 47th Annual Loyalty Day Parade held Saturday, May 14 in Villa Grove. Loyalty Day is traditionally observed on May 1 and is a day set aside “for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.” Pictured left are Miss Villa Grove queens Addisyn Wilson, Tatum Faust, and Lilly-Lynn Davis. Pictured right are members of Boy Scout Troup 50. The parade was held as part of Villa Grove’s Celebration at the Plaza. Other events included a raffle; performances by Cougar Trap, Ancient Ways, and Sundown; local vendors set up downtown; and a spaghetti social at the VFW. Events were able to raise over $4,600 for Freedom Paws, an organization that provides service animals for veterans.