Maybe there was no parade today but the tradition marches on!!

It is once again with a heavy heart that we need to tell you of the passing of Piper John Barrett. John was a member of the Stockyards for many many years. John was an avid bagpiper, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, outdoorsman, woodcarver, chef, and enjoyed cowboy reenactment, costume design and being a leathersmith. Owner of Stockyard Johnny Red Custom Leather. He was also a member of Oak Park Sportsman’s Club and had many numerous other interests. John will be missed, his antics always brought a smile to the Stockyards. John leaves behind his son, John and 3 sisters Marylu, Joanne and Kathleen.

R.I.P Johnny Red.

A grave side service will be held Thursday Feb 13 at 12:00 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 1400 S. Wolf Rd in Hillside, Il.


Here are some shots from the Blue Island Lights parade. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.