Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Houby Day Parade -- seeking this year's Queen
This year the Town of Cicero and the City of Berwyn are sponsoring the Houby Day festivities together beginning September 30 thru October 2.
The 43rd Houby Day Parade will take place on Sunday October 2 beginning at noon starting at Central Ave. and Cermak Road and travel west to Riverside Drive.
"The Houby Day Parade is one of our most important events and it is the most popular event for our community," said Town President Larry Dominick. "We are working closely with the City of Berwyn to make the 43rd annual Houby Day Parade spectacular."
The Town of Cicero is inviting local vendors to participate along the Cermak Road Parade Route. On every corner from Central to Lombard will be pre-parade activities such as a man on stilts making balloon figures, live music, dancers. Pre-parade activities will start at 10:00 a.m. on parade day.
The Houby Committee is also looking for candidates for Houby Day Queen. Candidates must be residents of the Town of Cicero or the City of Berwyn and be between the ages of 16 and 21 years. The Houby Day Queen will receive a $1,000scholarship.
For more information and for an application for the parade or the Houby Day Queen or to participate as a Houdy Day vendor, you can contact the Town of Cicero at 708-656-3600 x288.