100 Years Ago: Two Monster Parades Planned, Poster for The Girl from Kokomo

The Intelligencer May 30, 1918 (page 3)

“A Banner Day For Belleville June 3rd. Two Monster Street Parades Will Inaugurate Proceedings Kings Birthday. ‘All aboard for Belleville June 3rd’ seems to be the slogan the surrounding towns and communities have adopted, and they are coming to witness and take part in the biggest and best celebration ever held in Belleville.

There will be something doing every minute from the time the first monster parade leaves the market square at 11 o’clock in the morning until the curtain rings down on the final act of ‘The Girl From Kokomo,’ which is to be repeated in the Griffin Opera House Monday night in aid of The Great War Veterans. It will be the day of all days for Belleville, and every home and business house should be decorated. Hang out all the flags and bunting you have and put our city in gala attire on ‘Belleville’s Biggest Day.’

Those who are participating in the morning parade should be at the market square at 10.30, so that it can start prompt at 11 o’clock.”

The Intelligencer May 30, 1918 (page 4)

Poster for The Girl from Kokomo“By Request Of, And In Aid Of The Great War Veterans.

The Two Act Musical Farce ‘The Girl From Kokomo’ Will be Repeated at Griffin’s Opera House, Monday Evening, June 3rd.

This will be positively the last chance to see this successful Musical Comedy. Prices—$1, 75¢ 50¢, 25¢. Seat Sale opens at Doyle’s Drug Store Saturday Morning, June 1st.”