CFC Participates in 4th of July Parade – A Community Celebration

Chris Wu Announcements, CFC News

By Gail Vanderpoel

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Citizens for Conservation had 28 participants in the Barrington 4th of July Parade this year. They included two young children, 7 high school students, and many CFC members. We began preparations with the help of 2 artistic high school students and the creative design of President Tom Crosh. We constructed a 10'-6" long green snake with paper mache over plastic duct tubing. Many new signs were also created to list CFC’s contributions to making Barrington a great place to live. They reviewed land acquisitions including Grassy Lakes, Cuba Marsh, Grigsby Prairie, and many more to total 5000 acres saved with CFC’s help.

 

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This year brought more participants than we’ve ever had, and showed the enthusiasm of our volunteers to represent our organization and celebrate our accomplishments. Our green snake riding on a wagon surrounded by sedges delighted the children viewing the parade. As always adult parade viewers cheered for us as we marched by in our new t-shirts with the message, “CFC 45 Years Strong - Restore, Educate, Protect, Barrington Area.“ The parade theme was “Best of Barrington – A Community Celebration,” and CFC enthusiastically represented our 45 years of saving living space for living things to make Barrington a great place to live.

 

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