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Swedish Days marks 65 years

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  • Parade Marshal Richard Peck waves to the crowd Sunday while riding in a horse-drawn carriage during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.

       Parade Marshal Richard Peck waves to the crowd Sunday while riding in a horse-drawn carriage during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Kameko Cook, 5, of Addison, waves her Swedish flags Sunday during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.

       Kameko Cook, 5, of Addison, waves her Swedish flags Sunday during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Ingrid Wit, 4, of Batavia plays with a balloon Sunday while sitting with her grandmother, Ruth Wit of St. Charles, during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva.

       Ingrid Wit, 4, of Batavia plays with a balloon Sunday while sitting with her grandmother, Ruth Wit of St. Charles, during the Swedish Days parade in downtown Geneva.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Amy Nelson of the "Jolly Giants" of Madison, Wis., marches in the Swedish Days parade Sunday in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.

       Amy Nelson of the "Jolly Giants" of Madison, Wis., marches in the Swedish Days parade Sunday in downtown Geneva. This year was the 65th edition of the annual summer festival.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 

The sun was out and the temperature in the low 80s Sunday afternoon as the Geneva Swedish Days parade kicked off along State Street.

The parade celebrated the 65th anniversary of Swedish Days, the six-day fest that unofficially kicks off summer in Geneva.

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Among the paradegoers was Ruth Wit of St. Charles, who picked a shady spot along State Street to watch the festivities with her family, including her granddaughter, Ingrid Wit, 4, of Batavia.

"It's just a wonderful Americana experience, to be here with our grandchildren," Wit said. "We come here every year."

Children along the route waved American flags that were distributed just before the start of the parade. Several others flew the Swedish flag, with its yellow cross on a light-blue background, as well.

Richard Peck, the 2014 Swedish Days Parade Grand Marshal, rode in a white, horse-drawn carriage near the front of the parade.

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