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4th of July Parade steps off at 9 am

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This year’s 4th of July Parade, organized by the Duneland Business Initiative Group, will step-off at 9 a.m. from the Yost Elementary School parking lot.

The parade route is south from Yost on Wagner Rd., east on Franklin St. through downtown Porter, then north on Hageman Ave., ending in Hawthorne Park, where the Family 4th Fest will be taking place. This is a fun event for local residents to show their pride in community and country.

Decorated floats, bicycles, wagons, and vehicles and even leashed pets with walkers will be part of the parade. Families and kids with decorated bikes or patriotic theme are encouraged to join in.

Chesterton Lions Club members will be cooking up a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-11:00 a.m. Cost is $7 and includes three pancakes, two sausages, and choice of coffee or orange juice. Additional pancakes and sausage are available for $1 each. The Lions Club pancake griddles will be set up in front of the Hawthorne Park Community Building, which will be open for indoor dining. Proceeds will support Lions Club projects in the Duneland community.

The 80th annual Turtle Derby will begin at 11 a.m. on the basketball courts in Hawthorne Park. The turtles, with a lot of encouragement from their owners, will be vying for trophies and prizes. Kids are to register their turtles between 10 and 11 a.m. The first heat will start at 11 a.m. No snapping turtles, please!

At Noon, the winning lucky duckies will be pulled in the 21st annual Duck Race. Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10. 34 winners will share $2,700 in cash prizes. Tickets will be on sale throughout the morning, right up until race time. Winner need not be present.

To cap off a fun and celebratory day, the fireworks will begin at dusk, estimated at 9:15-9:30 p.m.


Posted 7/3/2019





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