The thermometer was climbing into the high 90s, the marchers had been walking about a mile, but as the Niles Fourth of July parade prepared to finish at Grennan Heights Park Wednesday, parade participants were still going strong.
Even with sweat dripping off their brows, marching band members kept going, and Bolivian dancers shook and shimmied, delighting the crowds.
Perhaps the most well-adapted marcher was the camel.
Spectators kept cool in the shade, drinking cold drinks and watching parade favorites which return year after year, including the German cuckoo clock float, Civil War reenactors, the Corvette club, clowns, Jesse White Tumblers, stiltwalkers and more. The Niles Library, Niles Teen Center, various churches, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts all had entries in the parade.
Niles-Morton Grove Patch marched in the parade, too.
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