One of the first entries was the old firetruck from 1920 that the Rensselaer Fire Department has. This vehicle was on display at the Jasper County Fair, and I recall that on the Saturday after this year's fair, it stalled out as it was being driven back to Rensselaer. Apparently it was not fixed very well because it sounded as if it was ready to stall again and it emitted some horrible fumes. I wondered if the guys marching along side it were there to push if it had problems.
(It is nice to see the Shriners still participating because they support a wonderful cause. Shriners Hospital in Chicago was there when we needed them and I will be thankful for their help to the day I die.)
The last band in the parade was the South Newton marching band.
Update: I forgot to mention that I was watching from near Busy Bee, which closed for the winter on Sunday, another sign that summer is over.