Time to lend a hand again in the parade

To the Editor:

I just wanted to say thank you for all the Hyde Park Herald’s strong past support of the 4th on 53rd Parade and let you know that we are looking to get the community involved once again this year. We need volunteers for the big day. It’s the everybody marches, nobody watches parade on July fourth.

We are looking for the following volunteers to take part:

  • Banner Carriers: We need at least 10 volunteers to carry sponsor banners and wave. It’s a critical need.
  • Decorators: people to help decorate the park, the parade and the people. Help blow up balloons using helium tanks, put up activity signs and help with the bike decorating.
  • Marshals: people who are willing to walk alongside the parade and “keep order” (i.e. prevent chaos), especially for the crowd of bicyclists and tricyclists.
  • We need volunteer face painters and volunteers to help supervise activities in the park, as well. If anyone would like to bring new games or activities, those ideas are more than welcome.

To help out, your readers can call me at 773-955-3622 or e-mail Kirsten Srinivasan at kirstensri@gmail.com.

We are extremely grateful for the community’s support and are looking forward to another great July 4th. May the fourth be with you.

Stephanie Franklin
4th on 53rd Event Chairman