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2018 Children's Parade Marshal - Reagan Kaner

The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival is pleased to introduce our Children’s Parade Grand Marshal, Reagan Kaner, 10, of Bourbonnais. Reagan is the daughter of Cathy and Tim Kaner, and granddaughter of Daniela Kaner and Elizabeth Shipp.

Reagan participated in her first Friendship Festival Children’s Parade in 2009, as a toddler. Her father thought participating in the parade would be a fun family activity. Since then, Reagan has participated in nearly every Children’s Parade, and has won several times with her entries. Reagan anxiously awaits the announcement of the festival theme, comes up with an idea, and works alongside her Dad, who tackles the more difficult construction tasks. The Parade Committee always looks forward to what Reagan will bring to the Children’s Parade, and her infectious smile and enthusiasm are always a welcome sight. Her grandfather, who passed away several months ago, was always eager to secure his spot in front of McDonald’s to watch his granddaughter with her yearly entry. Not one to steal the spotlight, Reagan was excited to hear her Mom’s friend and retired co-worker, Mrs. Amiano, who always comes to see her in the parade, would be the Grand Marshal for the Grand Parade.

Reagan just finished 4th grade at Bishop McNamara School in Bourbonnais. Her favorite subject is science; she loves studying about living things and nature. She makes excellent grades, and is a good friend to her classmates. She loves photography, and took pictures for her class yearbook. Reagan takes dance lessons at Paula Aubry, and piano lessons from Carol Goodwin in Bourbonnais. She loves theatre, and was recently seen onstage as a tap-dancing seagull in Kankakee Valley Theatre Association’s The Little Mermaid. She also plays softball with Bradley Bourbonnais Youth Softball League. Reagan also enjoys going fishing with her Dad.

Reagan loves everything to do with the Friendship Festival, and looks forward to it every year. Congratulations to our own parade-loving hometown girl, Reagan Kaner.