Johnson County Fall Festival 2013 (Courtesy of The Vienna Times)
For Johnson County in southern Illinois, the first week of October is more than just the start of a new month. It’s the beginning of the area’s biggest fall celebration: the Fall Festival.
This year, despite cold temperatures and blistery winds, the festival’s main attraction, the parade, went off without a hitch and was one of the best in recent years according to many locals.
It seems that bad weather is becoming the calling card of the parade, as this is not the first year mother nature has not complied.
To see coverage of the parade click here.
Story By: Colleen Cavanagh
Homecoming week and weekend are always major events that take much planning during the Fall at the University of Illinois.
Events such as the Homecoming Pep Rally, Parade and Bags Tournament are exciting and highly anticipated here at U of I. While these events are fun and most always have a great turn-out, they are not planned by themselves. Much work goes into planning each event, while ensuring the campus is kept safe with the major influx of people around campus during Homecoming.