Volunteers made the Fourth of July big success

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After reading the great coverage and positive comments on the Fourth of July parade, I want everyone to know how important volunteers are to make it happen. It’s truly a community effort. They are the behind-the-scenes folks who make sure everyone is in place, in the right order and ready to go promptly at 9 a.m. Without the volunteers, there just wouldn’t be a parade. So, thank you to all the street supervisors – you all were delightful and did a flawless job. Thanks to the Lincoln Hills radio ham operators for coordinating the communication – it saved a lot of shoe leather. The chamber office staff was wonderful in promoting the parade, collecting the applications and filling in wherever needed – great job, ladies. Check-in volunteers got everyone moving to the right place and because of that, we didn’t miss a beat. Kudos to all those responsible for setting up the stage for the announcer and judges along with the singers. You really did “set the stage.” And a big thanks to our announcer, Jeremy Neisser, the senior promotions manager from the River Cats. You kept the parade rolling along and gave it lots of color. And thank you to all those involved from the City’s Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation and the Lincoln Police Department. You made our job a little easier on a very busy morning. See you all next year. Ruth Alves, Parade Coordinator