Kudos to Fourth of July coordinator Jan Zehren for a Great Fourth of July Parade. It was without a doubt the best that Shorewood has put on in the 15 years that I have seen.
The 3:30 timeframe seems to work particularly well in attracting a large number of participants.
From my vantage point, I saw Tom Rebholz, who was controlling the flow of the parade starting at Oakland and Lake Bluff.
With the adroitness of a symphony conductor, Tom kept the parade rhythm steady and on beat. Seeing Tom move with effortless speed around the intersection keeping control and order of the participants --- you would have sworn he was on roller blades !!
It was refreshing to see that the parade allowed candidates for public office to participate --- in the past, only incumbents could be a part of the parade. Allowing unelected candidates to campaign, is truly in the Spirit of July Fourth and a healthy component of our democratic form of government.
Congratulations to all the oraganizers and participants for a Truly Great Parade ...