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Theme Developed for July 4th Parade

(La Porte, IN) - This year’s Fourth of July parade in La Porte now has a theme.  Drummond Osborn, President of the Kiwanis Club of La Porte, said the theme is “Bold Stripes, Bright Stars and Brave Hearts.”


Osborn revealed the theme at last night’s La Porte City Council meeting.  He said the theme agreed upon by the public service organization’s marketing committee reflects love of America, hopefulness about the future and courage exhibited by all Americans during the pandemic.


Osborn also urged the public to take part in the parade and donate to help offset the cost.  “We are looking for unique entries.  We are looking for the old fashioned floats that many of us grew up watching go down Lincolnway and we’re looking for musical entries.  We would love to have as many bands as we could,” he said.


Osborn also said the parade this year is going to be the best one in at least a decade judging by the excitement in the community of having a parade this year after last year’s parade was cancelled due to coronavirus.


The Kiwanis Club took over the parade from the La Porte Jaycees which cited declining membership for passing the baton.

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