Instructions for Parade Sunday August 26

    Helllo Frog Families

    Here are the instructions from the park district for the a parade on Sunday.

    Parking will be difficult so please try to carpool for drop off , also remember the parade ends at Indian trail so parking there and carpooling to Addison trail maybe on option if you can find a friend. If driving you must use Lake St to get to Addison Trail and you must be there before 1:30PM! 

    Please bring water for your kids it will be hot and humid! Also please wear Frog shirts or green and white if possible.

    See you Sunday!

    Thank you

    Mike Sampey

    Hello Everyone!

    In celebration of Illinois’ 200th birthday, the Village of Addison will be hosting a parade on Sunday, August 26th featuring Addison agencies, businesses, service groups, dignitaries… and us! Between all of our groups, we will have around 100 individuals representing the Addison Park District!

    Although this is a fun event, we want to be sure we are putting our best foot forward by conducting ourselves in a professional and safe manner. Many of you may have already read over the parade rules and regulations, but they are attached for those that have not yet had the chance. Please take a moment to look them over and get familiarized.

    Parking for parade participants will be available at Indian Trail Junior High School, Army Trail Elementary School, and Green Meadows Shopping Center starting at Noon. In addition, Park District staff will be blocking off parking at Army Trail Nature Center for our participants. Parking will be limited, therefore carpooling is highly suggested.

    For Park District staff that are participating in the parade and/or Bicentennial Bash, please be aware that we will be wearing our gray “Leisure for your Lifestyle” t-shirts. If you do not have a shirt, please contact Erin Chapa to acquire one.

    If there are any APD staff members that would like to participate in the parade/bash, and are unsure if they have been accounted for, please feel free to contact me in the next couple of days! I have placed a sign-up sheet at Community.

    Below you will find information/instructions for the day of the parade. Specific directions will be given to staff closer to the event date. Again, please contact me if there are any questions or concerns you may have.


    Medinah Shriners Bicentennial Parade

    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Line up Time: 1:30 p.m. A.T. High School
    Step Off Time: 3 p.m. sharp

    Time and Place: Parade steps off promptly at 3 p.m. from Addison Trail High School and proceeds along Army Trail Boulevard to One Friendship Plaza. The route is approx. 1.7 miles.

    Assembly: All groups must assemble at the staging area no later than 1:30 P.M. Failure to report to the staging area on time may prohibit your group’s participation in the parade. Community Units- South Parking Lot, Addison Trail High School. Access to Addison Trail High School will be from Lake Street only. Please plan to drop off parade participants as parking at the high school will be extremely limited.

    Parking: Parking for Parade participants will be available at the Indian Trail Middle Junior High School, Army Trail Elementary School and Green Meadows Shopping Center starting at Noon.

    Park District staff will be blocking off parking at Army Trail Nature Center for our participants. Parking will be extremely limited, therefore carpooling is highly suggested. First come first served.

    Bicentennial Bash Event on Village Green 4-9 pm

    The Bicentennial Bash will be a continuation of the celebration of Illinois' 200th Birthday with a party on the Village Green. The celebration will consist of live music, food, and a firework finale.

    Time and Place:
    Village of Addison 1 Friendship Plaza. The Village will direct us to where our booth will be set up. We are allowed to set up between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Event begins at 4 p.m.

    This will operate very much like the Thursday evening Rock 'n Wheels events. The parade and bash will overlap and must be staffed separately. Please contact me if you would like to help work our booth for the bash.

    Danielle Strohmier

    Marketing & Communications Supervisor



    120 E. Oak Street

    Addison, IL 60101

    630-233-7275, Ext. 2162

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