Parade themed Everyday Olympians, and fundraiser at Railroad Days raises $1,075 for Special Olympics Illinois
Always a crowd pleaser, the 2016 Railroad Days Parade stepped off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Entrants were met with cheering and appreciative crowds. The parade, which winds through the neighborhood starting from Elmwood Street and Ingalton Avenue and proceeds on Ingalton to East Washington Street, then north on Arbor Avenue to Reed-Keppler Park on National Street, continues to be one of the most popular attractions of the four-day event.
The theme was “Everyday Olympians,” which honors the 2016 Summer Olympics and acknowledges the many citizens that participate in and support Senior Olympics, Academic Olympics, Wounded Warriors and Special Olympics.
Funds raised by the West Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 85 and Haggerty Ford through a Dunk-a-Cop event raised $1,075 for Special Olympics Illinois in 12 hours during Railroad Days at Pioneer Park. Detective Robbi Peterson conveyed a huge thanks to all the Aldermen, the Mayorand Chief Uplegger for volunteering to sit in the tank on Saturday.
To view Mayor Pineda in the dunk tank, click here.
Photos courtesy of Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce.
Video clip courtesy of Alderman Melissa Ferguson.