Bud Billiken royal court in place

July 26, 2009 8:41:04 PM PDT
The royal court for the 80th annual Bud Billiken parade was in place Sunday after the new king and queen were announced.Their names are Kendall Gibbons and Michaela Foreman.

The annual parade signals the start of a new school year. The founder of the Chicago Defender newspaper started the parade in 1929 to show his appreciation for his delivery boys.

The Bud Billiken parade is always held on the second Saturday of August, which is August 8 this year.

ABC7 Chicago's Jim Rose served as emcee of the ceremony Sunday.


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