(cancelled) 4th of July Parade: Walk on the Wild Side

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
 

Cancelled. Unfortunately we did not receive enough RSVPs to move forward with a 4th of July parade float. Thank you to those who did express interest. We hope to reprise this theme in the future!

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Join the conservation community in Lincoln and march in this year’s 4th of July parade. All are welcome to join us from the littlest ones to the grown-ups! Our theme is “Wild About Lincoln!” and we are asking all participants to dress up as an animal or plant. Your outfit can be as simple or elaborate as you wish! From masks, face paint, and full costumes to a simple flower crown, set of ears, or T-shirt depicting a favorite species, all forms of dress-up are welcomed.

LLCT will provide candy (nut-free) and stickers for participants to pass out during the parade. We will make a banner to be carried and everyone else will fall in behind it.

Join us on Thursday, June 28th between 6:30 and 7:30 PM at the LLCT office to help make the banner and to work on your costume. (Detials below.)

WHO: Everyone! Pull a tot in a wagon or walk on your own. There is no age restriction, except all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WHAT: Dress up as a native species of any kind! (Bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, insect, invertebrate (such as butterflies and beetles), trees, wildflowers and other plants.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4. Exact timing will be confirmed in the week of June 25th, when Park & Rec will send us the final details; but, we are anticipating to gather around 10:00 AM and to step off somehwere around 10:30 AM.

WHERE: Lincoln, MA! The meet-up location and parking details will be confirmed in the week of June 25th.

RSVP: Email Jane at chevalier@lincolnconservation.org. Please indicate the number of participants and the age(s) of any children under 12 who will be marching.

Banner Making & Costume Prep (Optional): Drop by the LLCT office on Thursday, June 28 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM to help make the banner. Cookies and drinks will be provided. And, Kathleen Lomatoski, LLCT Adopt-A-Trail volunteer, has art making and art directing experience as a community arts educator, and has offered to help anyone who would like assistance!

This will be fun for kids in particular, who will have the opportunity to decorate the banner with animal tracks and plant impressions, etc. You are also invited to bring your costume to work on at the office. LLCT will have available, while supplies last, the following materials:

  • cardboard
  • paper plates
  • multicolored construction paper
  • multicolored, soft felt pieces (9″ x 12″)
  • colored, permanent markers and washable markers
  • twine
  • tape
  • fabric glue
  • scissors

For questions, contact Jane at lincolnconservation.org.

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