The 4th of July is almost here and the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting the annual parade. This year’s parade is at 9 a.m. Residents are encouraged to dress up in red, white and blue; dust off that old car; fill that cart with a youngster of two, get that pony groomed or just put on your walking shoes to march in the parade. The chamber of commerce is also looking for more volunteers to help organize the entries as they arrive. In addition, chamber representatives are looking for individuals with convertible cars to carry special guests in the parade. Parade-entry applications will be taken until Tuesday. Applications are online at www.lincolnchamber.com. For more information, call 645-2035.