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APRIL / MAY 2014



Metra underpass project slated to begin late spring

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Photographers wanted for Lilac Time photo contest

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Village launches Welcome Home Veterans program

page 10 Lombard’s 2013 Lilac Queen Court greets the crowd at last year’s parade. (Photo by Hans Wolff)

Lombard readies for Lilac Time, parade themed “Oh The Places You Will Go”

May brings Lilac Time and one of Lombard’s oldest and most-loved annual events – the Lilac Festival Parade. This year’s parade, themed “Oh the Places You Will Go,” is set for Sunday, May 18. The parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. from Main and Wilson at Glenbard East High School. Parade Charwoman Erica Fisette said this year’s Lilac Parade is the 60th of its kind in Lombard and she hopes residents will come out donning purple to support one of the Village’s timeless events. “The parade is so much about community pride,” Fisette said. “It’s great to be able to show off Lombard to the people who come from all over Illinois and beyond to admire what we have to offer.” Fisette said the committee chose “Oh The Places You Will Go” because they thought parade participants could get especially creative with a travel or perhaps a Dr. Seuss theme. “We’re really excited to see what the participants put together this year,” Fisette

said. “The best part of the parade is seeing the smiling faces in the crowd as the fl oats go by.”

The parade will feature a number of returning participants such as the Jessie White Tumblers and a number of local high school bands – but will also display new talent, such as the Sinful Saints Dixieland Band to play New Orleans style jazz. Groups interested in participating in this

year’s parade can submit an application online by going to Members of the community interested in getting involved at this year’s parade can attend a volunteer meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at Village Hall. Those looking to help support the quintessential Lombard event can consider a sponsorship option, available on the parade’s website. For up-to-date information about the Lilac Festival Parade and other Lilac Time activities, go to www.villageofl ombard. org/lilactime or “like” the Lombard Festival Parade on Facebook.



MAY 18


Spring Community Blood Drive

Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair

Lombard Lilac Festival Parade

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