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Lyons celebrates the 4th of July with Parade & fireworks

Photo Array: Lyons celebrates the 4th of July with Parade & fireworks. Mayor Christopher Getty and Village of Lyons Officials greeted hundreds of attendees at the annual celebration of America’s birth on the 4th of July

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Lyons Village President Christopher Getty hands out American Flags to parade attendees at the annual Lyons 4th of July Celebration and fireworks

The Village of Lyons hosted its annual 4th of July Independence Day celebration including a parade, children’s entertainment at Veteran’s Park and an evening of fireworks.

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty said this year’s celebration is again dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served and are still serving in active duty defending our country overseas and at our military bases and institutions.

“These celebrations not only commemorate important holidays but they serve to bring our community together,” said Mayor Getty who handed out American Flags to attendees during the parade..

“It’s a foundation for building our community and also for making it safer. We’ve been very blessed that our community has a strong record of safety for our families and children and I believe it is in a large part to the activism and involvement of our residents in the village’s many programs throughout the year.”

The parade kicked off at 1 pm on Saturday, July 4th, at 46th Street and Lawndale Avenue, and headed towards Joliet Avenue North to the Fire Station.

A Kids Party was hosted at 6:30 pm through 9 pm at Veteran’s Park featuring entertainment for families and children, face painting for the kids, food and music. The Fireworks display began at Dusk.

“The best place to watch the fireworks is from William G. Smith & Veteran’s Park,” Getty said.

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