New Athens Homecoming Parade Huge Success!
It was a hot day, but the Village of New Athens looked cool in the Homecoming Parade! We extend our gratitude to Justin Majzel and all who put in so much hard work and effort to make Homecoming a great success. Mayor Behnken and the First Lady, Jane Behnken, smiled at the residents lining the streets for our first parade in two years. Village Clerk Amy Benwell and her young son, Jackson Benwell happily tossed New Athens sunglasses to spectators, while Deputy Clerk Nancy Ritter and her granddaughter, Serina Ritter bounced patriotic beach balls and candy to the excited crowd. The Village of New Athens float was pulled by Superintendent of Public Works, Chris Remick. Chris and Amy constructed the patriotic float as an homage to our great country, using a red, white and blue theme with plenty of stars and stripes. The group had a great time together on the project, working on team building and problem solving. They all look forward of many more years of parades to come!