The temperature was in the high fifties on 2 December in Chicago so I took my new Sony NEX-6 to the Toys for Tots parade up Western Avenue. I missed the first group or two of motorcycles but still shot 811 images.
I’ve no idea how many participants there were. The Chicagoland Toys For Tots Facebook page just announced there were 75,000 bikes!!
“The official count is 75,000 bikes!” says Joy Black, TFT Parade Coordinator, at the 2012 TFT Parade De-briefing Meeting.
And FIVE trailers of toys!
It was a terrific, colorful parade. My friends Carlo, Danny & Danielle were in an early group so I didn’t see them but I ran into Clarence (I met him at the Westchester Cruise Nights which can be found here; I saw his picture in my library but have been so busy I can’t seem to find it now). Here is a small ‘teaser’ gallery.