Addison-Medinah Shriners Parade and Bicentennial Bash
ROAD CLOSURES WILL START AT 1;30 PM AND INCLUDE:
ARMY TRAIL BLD. EAST FROM RTE. 53 TO CUL-DE-SAC (ALL ROAD INTERSECTIONS)
KENNEDY DRIVE NORTH TO LAKE ST.
LOMBARD RD. NORTH FROM DIVERSEY AVE. TO STONE AVE.
MAY ST. BETWEEN NATOMA AVE. AND ARMY TRAIL BLD.
NO PARKING ON CHURCH ST. FROM MORELAND AVE TO NATOMA AVE.
ROADS WILL REOPEN FOLLOWING THE PARADE.
The Village of Addison and the Medinah Shriners are pleased to co-sponsor the first village-wide parade since 2008. The theme of the parade is "Addison Celebrates the Illinois Bicentennial". The parade will proceed from Addison Trail High School down West Army Trail Boulevard to the Village of Addison complex. The Medinah Shriners have committed 25 units including flying carpets, clowns, motor corps, big wheels, HIghlanders, fire, police, patrol, military, chanters and shrine clubs. Lieutenant Governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti will be the Parade Grand Marshal. William Kissane, Potentate and Lance Evans, Past Potentate of the Medinah Shrine will be Honorary Grand Marshals. There will also be a special appearance by Addison's own Alexa Scimeca Knierim and her husband, Chris Knierim. Addison schools, not for profit organizations, community and youth groups, and local businesses are also participating.
Following the parade, there will be a "Bicentennial Bash" on the Village Green and Historical Museum grounds featuring food, live music and historical re-enactment. The opening act is Joe Kalish followed by "The Neverly Brothers" who play music from Elvis to the Beatles. The featured band will be "Hip Pockit" who will perform Soul, Motown, Rock and Pop. Costumed re-enactors from the Living Historian's Guild will portray Illinois settlers from the early 19th century. The DuPage County Bicentennial Johnny Appleseed Tree will be formally dedicated on the museum grounds at 6:30 pm. The Bash will be capped off by a fireworks display at 8:30 pm.
For more information about the Illinois Bicentennial and other state wide Bicentennial events, click on the Illinois Bicentennial logo.