Johnson, Albion parades canceled for Fourth
June 11, 2020
The Johnson Fourth of July Parade has been canceled.
For the first time since the impromptu event began with a group of Druffel siblings in 1967, there will be no parade – which has grown to attract thousands of spectators to the route from the Grange Hall past a row of houses to the old Johnson-Union Warehouse.
“For health reasons, it's just not a safe thing to be responsible for,” said Kathy Wolf, one of the original siblings.
Family members talked with Johnson residents and Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers in April about cancellation. A decision was made to wait until June, in ca...