Batavia VFW Post draws 100 to a social-distancing July 4 mini-parade

Chloe Raykow and her dog Jack readied for the Batavia VFW Post 1197 social-distancing parade Saturday morning, donning patriotic gear and putting an American flag "tie" around the canine's neck.

It was a short parade route -- about a quarter-mile around the post's 6-acre property and along a small stretch of the Fox River Trail -- but it sure beat sitting inside all day.