A special parade will lead off the Bond County Fourth Fest in downtown Greenville on Saturday, June 30.
The Local Superheroes Parade will feature veterans and first responders. In addition, Superhero mascots in costume will be riding in vehicles. Following the parade, everyone is invited to meet the local superheroes.
To incorporate the 200th anniversary of the State of Illinois, the parade will honor area veterans and first responders for their service and sacrifices over the years.
First responder agencies have been invited to have emergency service vehicles in the parade. Veterans organizations are invited to ride or march.
There is no registration. Those in the parade must stay on the themes of fun with superheroes or honoring our local heroes . . . police, fire, EMS and military personnel and groups.
Those interested in participating should be at the Greenville University parking lot, on the southeast corner of Main and Elm streets, no later than 1:15 p.m. The parade begins at 1:30, and starts at the parking lot, goes west to the downtown square, and then north on Second Street.
Veterans wanting more information can contact Tony Koonce at 664-1976.
In addition, vendors, selling a variety of items, will set up booths at Fourth Fest. Spaces are available to rent.
Anyone wanting to set up or needing more information can call Patti Brooks at 618-960-4789.