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Lemont Park District to Honor Vets at Freedom Days

Calling all veterans—Lemont Park District has a few special features in mind for you.

Lemont Park District to Honor Vets at Freedom Days

The Lemont Park District will present Freedom Days—a series of fun, family-friendly patriotic special events leading up to Lemont’s annual Independence Day Extravaganza that is held at Centennial Campus on July 3.

The festivities include a tribute during a "Red, White and Zumba" class dedicated to the vets and a veterans appreciate booth at the Independence Day extravaganza. 

“Red, White and Zumba” and Veteran Tribute

Wednesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. at Legion Park

“Red, White and Zumba” will begin at Legion Park located at 111 Main St. at 6:30 p.m. with a tribute to local veterans. Color guards representing the Lemont Fire Department and local scout troops will present the colors and a Lemont High School student will sing the national anthem to kick-off our tribute event. Next, all in attendance will be invited to the Lemont VFW Post 5819 for refreshments and a fun Zumba class benefitting the troops (you need not participant in Zumba). All proceeds received from the Zumba class will be donated to assist local veterans. 

“Independence Day Extravaganza”

Thursday, July 3, Lemont Park District Centennial Campus

Lemont's annual Independence Day Extravaganza’s activities will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through the evening ending with its famous fireworks display. While at the Extravaganza veterans are invited to visit the new Veteran Appreciation Booth and register for our local veterans honor roll. Here, they will receive a small token of appreciation for their service. At the prelude of the fireworks display all veterans in attendance will be recognized.

For more information contact Pam Carter at 630-257-6787 ext 3001 or Pam-carter@lemontparkdistrict.org. And for a complete list of Freedom Days events visit  www.lemontparkdistrict.org

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