Lily Lake Summerhaven Association July 1, 2017 Parade

Rev. 06-Jul-2017

The Independence Day parade was held on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Jim Schneider chaired the event.

Photos on this page are courtesy of Mark Mullins.

Many thanks to everyone who made this year's parade a success. It was a wonderful day!

Please contact Marilyn if you have digital pictures to share.

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Prize winners

In the commotion of the event, it's hard to get all the names right. If you have a correction, please email Marilyn.

Famous American Heroes: 1st Trevor Keppel as Neil Armstrong ... 2nd Clare & Anna Gillman as Abe Lincoln and George Washington... 3rd Hanna Cole as Betsy Ross

Kids on Wheels: 1st Landmeier Family  ... 2nd A.J. Core ... 3rd Evelyn & Faith Gillman

Funniest Kids: 1st Odin Klemick & Isaac Butler ... 2nd Finn & Kate Connelly as Park Ranger and Fire Cracker ... 3rd  Jack & Lily Mullins - American Dreams & Americas Cup

Infants & Toddlers: 1st  Blake Amen as Captain America ... 2nd Bella Rose Cosh ... 3rd Daniel Pagan "Red, white, & cool"

Most Original Group: 1st Symphonic Boy Scouts & Sister  ... 2nd NASA Mission Control ... 3rd Lawlor girls - patriotic songs


Grand Marshals: Bill & Pat Scannell

Scannells 1
Scannells 2
Scannells 3

Joan Schneider chats with the Scannells while they wait for the parade to start

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We are deeply grateful to the many people who helped make this parade a success:

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Mike Adam's reading

With our first fourth on that seventh month began
A declaration of how we would forge our life
In signature, John Hancock did lead by action
The beginning of a nation which has firmly stood

As we stop to embrace our Independence Day
We should reflect back from this sixth millennium year
Looking to the many trials we have faced as a country
Most vividly, to that infamous September morn

We have never, and never will succumb to threat
Our rigid foundation is of, by, and for the people
We heed the message of President John F. Kennedy
It is what we do for our country that stands us tall

As good citizens we put our trust in God, and each other
Under one flag we stand, united for all the world to see
Our Stars and Stripes form the Old Glory we so revere
And how gallant are those who march with our colors

As Americans, we hold freedom as a certainty
Our bravest have given their all to this end
If not for their willingness, we would not be
The cost of liberty demands this commitment

So many have endured the precious loss of loved ones
We must stay aware of the tragedy they live with
For they, more than any, feel the total cost of sacrifice
Praise their fallen heroes, they left freedom for us

My Dear Americans, as we take time to celebrate
This independence held so deep in our hearts
I hope that the following thoughts of America
Bring forth emotion, for the USA that we love

We shall always be ‘the land of the free'
We shall always be ‘the home of the brave’
We shall always hear ‘God Bless America’
We shall always love ‘Mom and Apple Pie’

©2003,2006 Roger J. Robicheau

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Kids in prize costumes

Famous American Heroes

Amer Heroes
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1st Trevor Keppel as Neil Armstrong

2nd Clare & Anna Gillman as Abe Lincoln and George Washington

3rd Hanna Core as Betsy Ross

Funniest Kids

Funniest Kids

1st Odin Klemick & Isaac Butler

2nd Finn & Kate Connelly as Park Ranger and Fire Cracker
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3rd  Jack & Lily Mullins - American Dreams & Americas Cup

Kids on Wheels

1st Landmeier Family
KW 2
nd A.J. Core
KW 3
3rd Evelyn & Faith Gillman


Most Original Group

MOG 1st place
1st  Symphonic Boy Scouts & Sister

nd NASA Mission Control

3rd Lawlor girls - patriotic songs


Infants & Toddlers

IT 1

st Blake Amen as Captain America
IT 2

nd Bella Rose Cosh
IT 3
rd Daniel Pagan "Red, white, & cool"

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Scouts 1

Scout Troop 381 gathers before the parade
Scouts 2

At the monument
Scouts 3
Scout Bryce Sekey along with Mike Adam prepares to lead the Pledge of Allegiance

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General parade photos

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Jim Schneider, parade chairman, always watchful
spectators 1
People with homes along the parade route have a great view
spectators 2


People gather in the shade

carpe diem

A judge looks for entries in his category
Head stand
A judge needs a writing stand
Fire 1
Hurray! Here come the fire trucks!
Fire 2
Fire 3
Adam flags
The Adam twins hand out flags to marchers
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Monument 1
Monument 2
Monument 3
Eileen & Kelly
Eileen Mullins (head judge) & Kelly Wilson (Wheatland Supervisor) enjoy a few words
Post parade
Relaxing after the parade

The Association held a 50/50 raffle.
The winner won $169.

A million thanks to everyone who helped with this event and who participated.
Mike Adam, Association President

See you next year!

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Lilly Lake (Wisconsin)