From a dog wearing a bandana in support of Dave Spence to a bus denouncing President Barack Obama's four years in office, this year's Greentree Festival parade drew a mix of political messages.
About the only thing most had in common was that they didn't celebrate Kirkwood.
- That is my least favorite part of the parade - I hate the way they ask all the kids if they want a sticker.
- I would sign a petition to keep the politics out of the parade. I don't think it adds anything and turns into divisive conversations for all.
- Agreed- the parade should represent what's unique and celebratory about Kirkwood.
I too was disappointed to see so much politicking at the parade, with the exception of the floats for state representative candidates Rick Stream and Deb Lavender. Both are active members of the Kirkwood community.
I'll add that even though I didn't care for what seemed to be a large political presence at the parade, I thought it was fantastic to see young people getting involved in politics.
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