As we like to say at our Fire Department Association meetings, "the Fourth of July is right around the corner." We are looking forward to this year’s celebration. We have the same great kid's games for those 6 and under. We have stage games and field games for older kids and adults. The egg toss is always popular and has become very competitive over the years. Our Adult Waterfight Tournament is going into its 19th year. But we are the most excited about the Fireworks Display. Every year we add a new wrinkle or two to the show. This year is no exception.
The Fire Department and the Village have a full day planned. Below is your detailed schedule of events (click HERE for a printer-friendly version). Village residents, please watch your mail box for our fund-raising letter. It contains information on how you can make the Fourth of July extra special by becoming a "fireworks fan-atic" and sponsoring part of this year’s Fireworks Display (click HERE for more information).
Independence Day Dance – We kick o
July 4th . . .
Softball Game –
The traditional 4th of July Softball Game begins at 9:00 am on the ball
diamond north of the School. The
game has evolved from the “Married vs. Singles” game of the past to
an East vs. West battle for
Fire Department Photo – Each year the volunteer firefighters gather in front of the Station to take a Department Portrait. Getting everyone together and looking the same direction is an amusing a futile task. But, it is a tradition that kicks off the activities of the day. The motley “line-up” is at 1:00 pm before the parade.
The children’s parade begins promptly
at 1:30 pm (gather in front of
the Fire Station at 1:15 pm).
The theme for this year’s parade is the Village
No Candy Please – We ask that both participants and spectators refrain from tossing candy during the parade. Handing out candy during the parade may be common place at other parades but it has never been a part of our July Fourth Parade. That may be because there are usually more people IN the parade than watching it. For everyone’s safety, no candy please.
Games – A variety of stage games, field events, and booth games follow the Parade. There is something for all ages, including the popular egg toss and fire truck rides – all adults on fire truck rides must be accompanied by a child (☺). Although these events are all free, don’t forget to bring a little money along for baked goods and beverages.
The Adult Waterfight Tournament had some problems last year with an
unsatisfying finish. Hopefully
that fuels the passions of the competitors this year.
Will the old guard continue their dominance or will a group of
upstarts challenge for the trophy? Gather
your friends and family, practice in you back yard with a garden hose
and prepare for the 19th Annual Adult Waterfight Tournament.
forms are available at the
Family Picnic –
Do you want to see your
Put a finishing touch on a great day by joining us at the Blackhawk
Country Club at dusk (about 9:15 pm) for our Annual Fireworks Display.
The volunteers of the Fire Department began setting up and
shooting the fireworks show at Blackhawk in 1948.
Over the last 60+ years the show has evolved to be bigger, better
and safer. This year’s
show should be excellent. We
always have a surprise or two up our sleeves.
While there is no charge for the show, donations are heartily
encouraged and will be solicited at the Country Club.
If you enjoy the show, please help!
Contributions can be made at any time to the “Shorewood
Hills Fireworks Fund.” Mail
We hope that everyone has a safe and
enjoyable Independence Day Celebration!
If you have any questions about the events, please call the Fire
Station at 267-2680.
** The Village offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of
the holiday **