FAMILY, FRIENDS & ALLIES!
YOU are the message! JOIN OUR WALK TOWARD EQUALITY YOU are the message in the
Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade
Sunday, July 7, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
11:00-ish GATHER with other PFLAG* and Fortunate Families* unit participants
at the Crystal Lake Metra Station in the farthest lot from the depot.
(Parking in the lots is free on weekends!)
11:45-ish ENJOY a complimentary picnic by the tracks under the trees
with others who are passionate about Equality and Civil Rights for all.
1:10-ish STROLL over to the staging area at Woodstock St. & Dole Ave. one fat
1:30-ish STEP onto the 1.7 mile parade route down Dole to the Lake and to paradeʼs
end at South Elementary School on Golf Road. 3:30-ish REST on the grass till one of our shuttle vans whisks you back to your car.
3:52-ish COOL your jets with ice cream at Colonial Cafe (5689 Northwest Highway /
Rte #14) a little over a mile from staging.
Take Woodstock St. East to a RIGHT onto Main to a LEFT at the light onto NW Highway a half block to a RIGHT into the Cafeʼs parking lot.
Weʼll have everything you need to walk in the parade including bottled water and bubblemakers.
Porta-potties are available in the staging area and the train station will be open for coffee and rolls
and restroom use.
Bring extra sunscreen and tons of smiles and waves but leave your own signs at home
because the parade sponsors allow only banners that identify our units.
We need to hear from you if youʼll be joining us for the pre-parade picnic
so contact us at email@example.com or at our home phone number 815-943-5504 before July 5th.
FORWARD. With love,
Jerry Powers and Barbara Marian
PFLAG = Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays and Bi-sexual and Transgender People
FORTUNATE FAMILIES = The “Catholic PFLAG”
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5689 NW Hwy
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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