Two groups are looking for a little help to make this year’s Darien Lions Club 4th of July Parade the best ever.
The Lions themselves invite kids with bikes to participate in a bicycle-decorating contest, a long-held tradition that’s being brought back this year.
Kids who decorate their bikes with the theme “Honoring our Veterans” will get to ride in the parade. The boy and girl with the best bike will each win a trophy.
Judging starts at 8 a.m. July 4 at the Hinsdale South parking lot. Contact parade Chair Dennis Brier at 630-969-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In keeping with the theme, Darien Girl Scout Troop 1479 is looking for one to two local veterans to ride with them during the parade.
“If the veteran was a female, that would be very exciting and inspiring for our girls,” troop leader Nina Kuhlman said.
Anyone wishing to ride with the troop or who knows a veteran who might be interested can contact Kuhlman at email@example.com.