Immanuel Loves a Parade!

parade pastor warrenJoin us on Saturday, July 1st, at 11:00 a.m. for Palatine’s Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade. Immanuel will be participating in the parade again this year. Thousands line the streets in downtown Palatine to watch the parade…and the parade passes right by Immanuel on Wood Street. This is a great opportunity for us to get the “Word” out to the greater Palatine community about the wonderful things happening here at Immanuel.

All Immanuel members, students/families, coaches, staff, American Heritage Girls, and Trail Life Boys, are invited to participate in Immanuel’s parade unit. All ages are welcome! We will have a vintage John Deere tractor pulling a trailer, which will have places to sit if you prefer not to walk.

Meet at the flagpole outside the school’s main entrance at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Those gathered will depart at 10:15 a.m. to walk to the parade line-up area.

We are in need of several adults to carry flags and banners, and to help distribute special Immanuel materials along the parade route.

Those interested should contact Pastor Warren via e-mail at or by phone at 847-359-1549 (church/school) or 630-673-2839 (cell).


What: Palatine’s Hometown Fest Independence Day Parade

When: Saturday, July 1st

Place to Meet: In the Immanuel parking lot by the flagpole at the main entrance

Time: 10:00 a.m. (At 10:15 a.m., we will leave as a group and walk over to the parade line up area on Wood Street, south of the train tracks, between Cedar and Quentin.)

What to Wear: ILS/Bobcat spirit wear; patriotic or red, white & blue shirts; comfortable walking shoes; cap/hat for sun protection. Parents, please apply sunscreen to your child(ren) and to yourself prior to 10:00 a.m.

Bring: A bag or two of candy to pass out during the parade (LEAVE ANY WATER/SQUIRT GUNS AT HOME! These are not permitted by the Jaycees, and we will not be invited back next year.)

Participants are welcome to bring their own water bottles, but we will have water bottles on ice for participants transported on the trailer throughout the duration of the parade.

The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. sharp and will pass between our parking lots. Immanuel is UNIT #63. The parade ends at Wood and Oak Streets, near Cutting Hall.