GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee Seeks Nominations for Grand Marshall, Seeks Volunteers

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Grand Marshal Nominations
The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee is seeking Grand Marshal nominations for its annual 4th of July Parade. The selection committee will consider things such as each candidate’s community service involvement, volunteerism and leadership. The nominations must include background information on each candidate. Please include the name, address and telephone number of the nominator. Nominees must be Glen Ellyn residents and consent prior to being nominated. Deadline to submit the nominations is May 6, 2010. Please submit at www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org/Contact-Us.html

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Many Volunteers Needed for July 3rd & 4th for our Independence Day Celebration

Volunteers are needed for this year’s Picnic in the Park on Saturday, July 3rd and the Parade on Sunday, July 4. Over 150 volunteers are required to help stage these memorable events each year. Even donating an hour or two to make the events fun and safe. Please volunteer on-line at www.glenellyn4thofjuly.org/Volunteer.html or contact Jean Brizzolara at jeanbrizzolara@ameritech.net.

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Fourth of July Celebration Costs Money and Contributions are Needed

The 4th of July parade and fireworks are organized by the Fourth of July Committee - an all volunteer organization. Both are completely funded by your contributions. Please consider making a donation to Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Committee, P.O. Box182, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138.

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Bring your family and friends for Glen Ellyn's favorite hometown tradition, the annual Fourth of July Celebration.

July 3: Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta
12 noon at Lake Ellyn Park

The sky’s the limit - and sometimes, the bottom of the sea, when it’s the Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta! The regatta is a unique display of ingenuity, an ode to engineering and imagination. It’s an afternoon of hilarious fun, whether you’re onboard or onshore. Will the boats float? There’s only one way to find out! For registration information contact the Glen Ellyn Park District at 630-858-2462. www.gepark.org

July 3: Picnic in the Park
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM at Lake Ellyn Park
Picnic in the Park while you witness the summertime spectacle of the Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, as hundreds set sail in full regalia. Enjoy great food - burgers, brats, hot dogs, and corn. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department will be the chefs of the event. All proceeds go to the 4th of July committee, an all volunteer organization, to fund the parade and fireworks. www.GlenEllyn4thofJuly.com

July 4: Freedom Four ® Four-Mile Run
8:00 AM at Glenbard West Football Field
Join the biggest event of the running season! For registration for this star-spangled run contact the Glen Ellyn Park District at 630-858-2462. www.gepark.org

July 4: Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade
2:00 PM Downtown Glen Ellyn
Everybody loves a parade whether it is for the music, floats, or nostalgia of the red, white and blue. “Get Your Patriotic On” this year at Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Parade. The parade will begin east of Glenbard West High School on Crescent Blvd. and proceed west to Main Street, north to Linden Ave. and finally, east to Lake Ellyn. www.GlenEllyn4thofJuly.com

July 4: Glen Ellyn’s 4th of July Fireworks
Dusk at Lake Ellyn Park

Join us as Glen Ellyn lights up the skyline celebrating America’s 234th birthday! Grab your blanket and be awed by this star spangled spectacle of fireworks. No blankets are allowed on Lake Ellyn Park until the park opens on July 4th at 6 a.m. Do not use rocks or stakes to hold blankets down and they should not be laid on landscape plants. The Glen Ellyn Forth of July Committee is offering special "Boomer Booster Seats" on the Lake Ellyn boathouse dock. Look for new details as the arise. www.GlenEllyn4thofJuly.com

The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee, an all volunteer organization, would like to thank our corporate, professional, and governmental partners who support the Fourth of July Celebration in a variety of ways. Our sponsors provide generous financial and in-kind assistance that make our Fourth of July celebration always memorable and always spectacular!

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