This year’s 4th of
July Parade, organized by the Duneland Business Initiative Group, will
step-off at 9 a.m. from the Yost Elementary School parking lot.
The parade route is
south from Yost on Wagner Rd., east on Franklin St. through downtown Porter,
then north on Hageman Ave., ending in Hawthorne Park, where the Family 4th
Fest will be taking place. This is a fun event for local residents to show
their pride in community and country.
bicycles, wagons, and vehicles and even leashed pets with walkers will be
part of the parade. Families and kids with decorated bikes or patriotic
theme are encouraged to join in.
Club members will be cooking up a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast
from 7-11:00 a.m. Cost is $7 and includes three pancakes, two sausages, and
choice of coffee or orange juice. Additional pancakes and sausage are
available for $1 each. The Lions Club pancake griddles will be set up in
front of the Hawthorne Park Community Building, which will be open for
indoor dining. Proceeds will support Lions Club projects in the Duneland
The 80th annual
Turtle Derby will begin at 11 a.m. on the basketball courts in Hawthorne
Park. The turtles, with a lot of encouragement from their owners, will be
vying for trophies and prizes. Kids are to register their turtles between 10
and 11 a.m. The first heat will start at 11 a.m. No snapping turtles,
At Noon, the
winning lucky duckies will be pulled in the 21st annual Duck Race. Tickets
are $5 each or 3/$10. 34 winners will share $2,700 in cash prizes. Tickets
will be on sale throughout the morning, right up until race time. Winner
need not be present.
To cap off a fun
and celebratory day, the fireworks will begin at dusk, estimated at