The King’s Grant Community League is hosting its annual Independence Day parade and picnic on Wednesday, July 4th. Everyone is welcome to participate in whatever fashion they can – ride or walk. The highlight is the children’s bicycle decorating contest. More details on that are below. Following our 1 ¼ mile parade route around Lake Forest, we will gather at Witt Park to ceremoniously raise the American Flag, recognize the winners of our bicycle contest, have a few more children’s games, listen to some inspiring patriotic music, and enjoy some picnic food. Marco’s Pizza is donating some pizzas (they went fast last year with so many hungry kids), and the KGCL will be grilling hotdogs and serving watermelon.
Participants should gather in Blue Ridge Ct by 10:45am so we can step out at 11:00am. We’ll be led by the firetruck from Station 20 of the VB Fire Department. This year, we will judge the bicycles before the parade at a judging stand in Blue Ridge Ct. Be sure to stop by with your decorated bike before the parade and give us your name and age. We will have prizes in three categories: 7 years and under, 8-12 years, and 13 years and older. Winners will be announced at the park following the parade.
We welcome any means of transportation that can get around the parade route. In past years, we’ve had vintage cars and trucks, 4-wheel drive vehicles, golf carts, lawn tractors, farm tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, and wagons.
This is a great way to start your Independence Day celebration, so come join us. Our parade flyer is attached.