Aurora, IL - NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR GRAND MARSHALS OF MEMORIAL DAY AND FOURTH OF JULY PARADES

Would you like to nominate an Aurorian to be a Grand Marshal?
 
The City of Aurora is seeking nominations for residents to serve as grand marshals for the 2016 Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades.
 
The nominees must be Aurorans who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it be in the areas of civic or social services, humanitarianism, or through personal achievements such as athletics or the arts. Nominees must be current or long-time past residents of Aurora or have brought some distinction to Aurora. All nominees for the Memorial Day Parade must also be veterans, active military personnel or supporters of veterans' causes.
 
Nominees must be willing and available to serve as grand marshal, including receiving honors at City Council, attending a special reception and leading the parade. People previously nominated but not selected may be nominated again.
 

Nomination forms are available at www.aurora-il.org/events/permits.php or by calling 630-256-3370

For more info, see NEWS RELEASE BELOW.

 
NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 
Contact: 
Gina Moga | Special Events Manager
gmoga@aurora-il.org | 630.256.3370
NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR GRAND MARSHALS
OF MEMORIAL DAY AND FOURTH OF JULY PARADES
AURORA- The City of Aurora is seeking nominations for residents to serve as grand marshals for the 2016 Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades.
 
The nominees must be Aurorans who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it be in the areas of civic or social services, humanitarianism, or through personal achievements such as athletics or the arts. Nominees must be current or long-time past residents of Aurora or have brought some distinction to Aurora. All nominees for the Memorial Day Parade must also be veterans, active military personnel or supporters of veterans' causes.
 
Nominees must be willing and available to serve as grand marshal, including receiving honors at City Council, attending a special reception and leading the parade. People previously nominated but not selected may be nominated again.
 
Nomination forms are available at www.aurora-il.org/events/permits.php or by calling 630-256-3370.
 
The Memorial Day Parade will step off at noon on Monday, May 30, 2016. The Fourth of July Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016, in downtown Aurora.
 
For more information about Memorial Day and Fourth of July festivities, contact Aurora's Special Events office at 630-256-3370.
ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.  Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.  Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.  Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.  For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city's website at www.aurora-il.org.
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