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Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch drivers Manny Raber (left) and Rudy Helmuth sit with Clyde the Dalmatian atop a vintage beer wagon during an appearance held Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Berkot’s Super Foods in New Lenox. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media
Nicknamed the “gentle giants,” the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch makes a grand appearance Thursday, Sept. 25, at Berkot’s Super Foods in New Lenox.
Eight-year-old Kyleigh Soderborg waves at the Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch during their appearance Thursday, Sept. 25, at Berkot’s Super Foods in New Lenox. The New Lenox stop was part of the horses’ two-week promotional tour of the Midwest.
Felicitas Cortez, Freelance Reporter
4:47 pm CDT September 30, 2014

Majestic, impressive and regal are some of the adjectives often used to describe the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses, but 8-year-old Kyleigh Soderborg’s first impression upon seeing the horses was succinct. 

“They’re big,” Soderborg said.

Soderborg, a New Lenox resident, was among the hundreds of people who lined up to view the eight-horse hitch of Clydesdales — Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company’s iconic symbol — during an appearance on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Berkot’s Super Foods in New Lenox.