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By Lala Mahoney | Agent in Wilmette, IL
  • Fun in downtown Wilmette, IL tomorrow!

    Posted Under: General Area in Wilmette, Shopping & Local Amenities in Wilmette, In My Neighborhood in Wilmette  |  November 11, 2013 5:55 PM  |  190 views  |  No comments
    This looks like fun tomorrow! 

  • THE LAWN CHAIRS OF EVANSTON CENTRAL STREET

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Evanston, Parks & Recreation in Evanston, In My Neighborhood in Evanston  |  July 3, 2012 7:55 PM  |  185 views  |  1 comment

    Chairs line Central Street in Evanston, IL, a sure sign of the 4th of July.  Putting out lawn chairs to save your space for the popular local 4th of July parade has been a time-honored tradition.  The parade itself has been happening for 91 years.  And believe it or not, this hugely successful event is produced entirely by the all-volunteer, privately funded Evanston Fourth of July Association.  No tax dollars are used for the actual production of the sports activities, parade, twilight band concert or fireworks.

    Don’t mess with Evanstonian’s parade!  The residents take the event so seriously the City of Evanston had to enforce an ordinace preventing its residence from putting lawn chairs out so early.  Rumor has it that at one point people were trying to save their parade space a month in advance!

    This year Lawn chairs could be placed along Central street beginning July 1st, 6:00 AM in accordance with City ordinance.

    As many as 140 entrants are expected to wind their way from Central Park Avenue East on Central Street to Ashland Avenue, beginning at 2:00 PM tomorrow.

    There is a website (http://www.evanston4th.org/) dedicated to the event for people to donate or volunteer, and each year there is a theme.  2012′s theme is “Unity through Diversity,” a great, positive message to spread.

    To be completely honest I’m not a big fan of parades, but this parade is somehow different.  And if you haven’t ever attended I recommend the experience to all.  It is a great family fun event.  The Coldwell Banker on Central St. will be handing out free bottles of water so stop by the parking lot at 2929 Central St.  Hope to see you at the Evanston 4th of July parade tomorrow! 

 
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