A local neighborhood gets creative to celebrate July 4th

The Indian Village neighborhood didn't let COVID-19 stop them from celebrating the holiday, holding an Uncle Sam Drive-Thru parade.
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The Indian Village neighborhood didn’t let COVID-19 stop them from celebrating the holiday, holding an Uncle Sam Drive-Thru parade.
“I get to see a lot of creative bikes and stuff and I get to see uncle sam too,” said Alexandra Evans.
The Indian Village Neighborhood Association changed the annual kid’s bike parade this year, canceling the group ride but still sending cheers throughout the community.
“Uncle Sam usually rides a bicycle and leads that parade,” says Diane Wlakowiac. “So this year the Fitzkes, Greg and Molly, decided to join us and let us use their marvelous convertible. Uncle Sam’s gonna drive through the neighborhood and wish everyone a happy Fourth.”
“The whole point of this is to make happiness for everyone and that’s right in the Declaration of Independence,” said Bill Wehrbein who portrays Uncle Sam.
Families could wave to Uncle Sam and some still decorated bikes and practiced social distancing, using the Indian Village Lil Tikes safe route.
“We used cardstock paper some streamers, we used some foam and some glitter paper and some popsicle sticks and paint,” said Evans.
A local mom gathered a few neighbors together for some family fun.
“Last night, we had a decorating party, and we got all the balloons and streamers on the bikes, on the wagons, and got some flags out and decorated the bikes,” said Angela Nosal. “The kids had a great time.”

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