Heat doesn’t deter crowds from parade, fireworks
Updated: August 13, 2012 6:26AM
The heat didn’t keep people from coming out for the Hinsdale Fourth of July Parade and the annual Family Festival, or the evening fireworks display in Clarendon Hills.
The parade, with the them Proud to be an American, had about 60 entries.
It was followed by the Arts & Crafts Fair and Family Festival in Burglinton Park, which included the annual turtle races.
Children and adults will be asked to choose turtles to compete in races on “a custom-made Astroturf track,” said Greg Donnelly, a member of the Hinsdale Rotary Club, which has sponsored the turtles races for the past six years.
In the evening, residents gathered at Prospect Park for the to watch the fireworks show presented across the street at Hinsdale Golf Club.
The traditional Fourth of July gathering followed a Dancin’ in the Street concert in downtown Clarendon Hills.