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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zany Lawn Rangers Rev Up for Obama's Inaugural Parade

From the Washington Post "The Sleuth" column, 12/11/08, by Mary Ann Akers

They aren't politically correct and they aren't very presidential. But somehow, the World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola (Illinois) - a longtime staple of beer-drenched St. Patty's Day parades in America's heartland - have secured a spot in President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural parade.

Pushing mowers and wielding toilet plungers and broomsticks, the Lawn Rangers have entertained rowdy crowds from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago and the Indy 500 parade in Indianapolis to the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix and the Holiday Bowl parade in San Diego. They've also participated in countless community parades throughout the Midwest, including Arcola's Broom Corn Festival parade, where they first marched 28 years ago, bonded by their only talent: pushing mowers.

And now, they'll get a chance to wow the millions of Americans expected to descend on the nation's capital for Obama's inauguration next month.

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1 comment:

Denise said...

I heard about you on Bob and Tom. Awesome. This is exactly the kind of stuff that happens where I come from in upper Michigan. Hopefully someday we can get you to come to 4th of July in Trenary MI. Home of the outhouse races. Last Saturday in February. Happy mowing. Denise Pokela