June 1 was the Harvard Milk Days parade. We had six cars there driven by: Rolla Sullens, Hank Schrader,
Jack Stevenson, John Kirkman, Chuck Graening, and me. If you look at the pictures below you will see
that one of the above drivers really had fun at Harvard!
A note sent to me on the Monday following the parade by Hank stated, “By the way, last weekend was one
of the funnest parades.” Before I forget … a special thank you to Cal Tazelaar, who drove our escort
car at Harvard. For Cal, Harvard it is a long, long drive. Frank Adler has one of the new car
bodies in for paint. This will be the second car that Frank has done for the club. A big thank you to
Frank and his crew at Chicago Collision.
June 15 we did both the Genoa and Libertyville parades. We did both even though it was threatening to
rain. Dave Huffman did the Libertyville parade with Chuck Graening and Ray Bernard. I had John Kirkman,
Rolla Sullens, Ed Kral, and Taco at Genoa.
June 22 was the Homer Glen parade. Paul Barber paraded with us and then invited us to his house for
refreshments. On June 23, we were at Geneva for Swedish Days, a
Medinah parade. This was Frank Adler's first
parade. From the continuing smile on his face, I’m guessing he had a grand time.
Dan Slomiany worked over the weekend to put the ‘57 graphics on three more cars. Four cars with the
new graphics were ready for Indianapolis. The rig left for Indianapolis and the Imperial parade on
July 1 around noon.
“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” -
Winston S. Churchill.
As a reminder, through the support of Emerald Bay Jewelry and Designs, West Suburban Shrine Club is
offering our exclusive golden scimitars to help defray the operating costs of the parade unit. Join the
legions of nobles who proudly wear the elegant, ruby-tipped scimitar from the side of their $100
Million Club tassel-holder pins. Golden scimitars are presented in gratitude for US$100 donations to
WSSC (golden scimitar contributions support club activities and are not tax deductible).
Email me to get your golden scimitar.
Dave Wray, Pit Crew Chief