July 4th – Evanston Parade


Connelly’s Academy will be joining the McGaw YMCA in marching in Evanston’s 4th of July parade. We have been told that it has been rated as the #1 Independence Day parade. This is our second year of participation. Last year was fun and exciting for students of all ranks and ages. We are hoping to have even more students join for the 2016 celebration. Below are the details. Please come if you can. Happy 4th!!

We are unit number 41 and will be meeting between 12:30-1:30pm on Cowper Ave (between Harrison Street and Central Street). Please do not be late as the parade starts moving at 1:30pm.

The forecast shows that it will be 81 degrees and sunny. Please dress appropriately! I suggest bringing sunscreen and, while we will have water, it wouldn’t hurt to bring more!

T-shirts will be distributed the day of the parade but if you plan on coming to the Y before Monday, then you can ask any front desk staff for your shirts. Please note that t-shirts are in limited quantity. Don’t worry though as everyone will get a McGaw Y visor on the day of the parade!

Please note that all children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian for safety precautions.