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Winning float in Illinois parade causing controversy for use of Confederate flag

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This float won the Fourth of July parade contest in White Hall, Illinois This float won the Fourth of July parade contest in White Hall, Illinois

WHITE HALL, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The winning float in an Illinois parade is causing controversy for its use of the Confederate flag.

The float, titled “Alsey Mountain Daredevils,” had a sign on the side of it that said, “Havin’ fun in the sun till the whiskeys done.”

In a photo obtained by News 4 from an anonymous source, the float appeared to have a shack-like house with the flag positioned outside. The photo shows three men, one of which was wearing overalls and a Confederate flag bandana, and two women onboard the float.

According to the White Hall Lions Club’s Facebook page, the float took first place in the contest.

White Hall, Illinois is located roughly 70 miles north of St. Louis. 

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