The event, which stepped off at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, was sponsored by Third District Congressman Dan Lipinski, 23rd Ward Alderman Michael R. Zalewski, the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch, the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Garfield Ridge Civic League.
This was the fifth year that the Southwest Chicago Post was out there with a camera.
As we did last year, this year we paid at least as much attention to the children lining the parade route as we did to those in the parade itself. They are the face of Garfield Ridge, and their smiles reflect one of Chicago's very best neighborhoods.
Here are a bunch of photos--shot by SWCP photographer/videographer Mary Hadac--in no particular order, of parade units and spectators at the curb. Enjoy!
May your Independence Day be meaningful, joyful and safe.
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