The Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade Committee has doubled its fund-raising outreach and for the first time is seeking support from Lake Forest businesses and residents. "Linking our neighbors in Lake Forest to the Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade is only natural," said committee President Deb Dintruff. "Friends and families celebrate the 4th together every year. Our kids grow up together. Our communities are linked in more ways than anyone can imagine. The time to enhance the partnership even further is now."
She means "now" literally. Those who commit before May 6th will be included in the Committee's annual Parade Book, distributed throughout the Village.
The nationally recognized parade needs donations from both communities because it's organized and implemented exclusively with financial support of private citizens and businesses. Ms. Dintruff said that without extensive funding, the Parade Committee would be unable to ensure an exciting and unique event, including interesting bands and marching units, sound and TV crews, photographers, safety crews, directional signage, staff T-shirts and more. The parade is sponsored and organized by the non-profit, all-volunteer Parade Committee with logistical and other support from American Legion Post 510. It takes place on July 4 and attracts some 20,000 visitors, many from Lake Bluff and Lake Forest as well as residents of many other communities. For more info including parade entries, volunteer opportunities and fund-raising efforts, visit lb4july.org.