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Catalog Number 2003.011.013
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photograph of the Peony Pageant Parade in Elk Grove Village, hosted on June 18, 1961. Vehicles are heading westbound on Landmeier Road and include pageant contestants.
Collection Schuette Biermann Farmhouse Collection

In 1961, the Peony Pageant was a five day celebration held on Wednesday, June 14 - Sunday, June 18, 1961. Representatives of various northwest suburbs were open to compete. The 1961 winner was Bonita Gay Lacy of Glenview, Illinois. According to a Daily Herald news article from June 15, 1961, the schedule of events were as follows:

Wednesday - Sunday nights: carnival in the Elk Grove Park and Shop and daily tours of the Peony fields.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings: Rodeo, east of model home site on the north side of Higgins Road.

Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm: fourth annual Founder's Day Parade sponsored by the Elk Grove Junior Women's Club.

Sunday at 1:30 pm: Peony Pageant Parade

Source Mary McCarthy
Search Terms Parade