AUBURN, Ill. (WCIA) — Auburn Mayor Tom Berola received a phone call Monday morning from the organization Make-A-Wish. They asked if they could hold a parade in town for one of its residents, 3-year-old June Peden-Stade, who has neuroblastoma.
“There was absolutely no way the city was going to tell her we couldn’t have a parade for her,” Berola said. “So, I got on the phone Monday morning and called some of the neighboring police departments and fire departments and we posted on Facebook that we were going to be having a parade for her. From there, it took off like wildfire.”
The parade is scheduled to step off Saturday at 10 a.m. on Iris Drive going north.