FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2020
4th of July parade gets green light in Elmwood Park
The show will go on!
ELMWOOD PARK – Village officials announced today that this year’s annual Independence Day Parade will take place although there will be changes made to take social distancing into account. The parade will be structured in a manner to protect both participants and spectators.
“We need the 4th of July Parade more than ever and I am very happy that we have devised a way to continue this time-honored family and community-building tradition,” said Elmwood Park Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano. “The parade will be structured in such a way as to permit residents to watch it from the comfort of their front porches or in their front yards.”
The Elmwood Park parade committee devised a route which will carry parade vehicles and down practically every residential street in the village. The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th from the Conti Circle and proceed street by street through the town covering nearly 30 miles of residential thoroughfares in the village. There will be several differences this year to account for public health and safety requirements connected to the COVID-19 issue, including no walking or marching parade units, no throwing of candy from vehicles and only one vehicle per parade entry. Also, this year, parade applicants will not have to pay any entry fee to participate.
“We are delighted that we were able to arrange a way to still hold our parade and allow our Elmwood Park pride, and patriotism to shine through,” said Mayor Saviano. “The parade fits in well with our new community moniker, ‘Elmwood Park – Coming Together.’”
Persons or organizations wishing to apply for a free parade registration application can obtain one on the village’s website, www. elmwoodpark.org. The exact parade route is also available on the Elmwood Park website. Deadline for parade applications is Friday, June 19, 2020.