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Legion Post 84, City Seeking Volunteers For 2013 Independence Day Parade

The Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 and the City of Aurora are continuing its ongoing partnership to sponsor the Independence Day Parade and are seeking volunteers for this year’s festivities. 

Volunteers are encouraged to attend the first meeting of the Parade Committee, comprised of residents and City officials, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. 

“The success of the Fourth of July Parade depends on the volunteers,” said Legion Commander Thomas Sampson.  

Aurora’s Independence Day celebration will start with a pre-parade ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 4 outside the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., followed by the parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Aurora. 

The American Legion has stepped forward in 2011 and 2012 to help organize the parade, which drew large crowds each of the past two years.  Last year’s event was sponsored by the Legion, City, Hollywood Casino, Waubonsee Community College, Laborers Local 149 and many other organizations and individuals throughout Aurora. 

For more information on how to volunteer, call the City’s Special Events Division at 630-256-3370.

Location: Aurora, Illinois

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Release Date—February 6th, 2013