Daily Herald opinion: South Elgin gets inventive in saving July 4 celebration

Daily Herald opinion: South Elgin gets inventive in saving July 4 celebration

So, there are some things we've learned from the pandemic after all. You surely remember the drive-by birthday parties of 2020 and 2021, at which revelers, safely ensconced in their cars and SUVs, drove past the home of the honoree, horns blaring and streamers streaming. We didn't allow a deadly virus to stop us from feting someone important to us. Fast forward to 2022, and faced with another important birthday, South Elgin officials summoned some of that COVID-19 out-of-the-box thinking. Our Rick West wrote this week that only a third as many participants from a normal South Elgin Fourth of July parade had signed up to march this year, putting the parade in jeopardy. The village made calls and put the word out on social media that the parade was …
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