Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks, Party in the Park Successful!
The tradition of fireworks and the “Party in the Park” at Lake Park High School West Campus continued again in 2016. According to Mayor Smolinski, the Party in the Park and the fireworks display were great successes. "Our July 3 fireworks display and the Party in the Park put on by Mission Church were true displays of community," Mayor Smolinski said. "Thank you to all who were involved and worked so hard to make it successful."
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Mission Church in Roselle sponsored the “Party in the Park”, which included live music from WeAreMission and Beatles cover band American English. The "Party in the Park" event was also utilized to promote awareness of Mission Church’s community outreach ministry Project Just Start. The goal of Project Just Start is to provide backpacks fully loaded with school supplies to children from local families facing economic challenges in the area that Mission Church has designated “The 10.” The 10 includes the communities of Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, and Wood Dale. This year, Mission Church raised enough funds to provide 2,500 backpacks to area children in need!
Turkey Trot 5K
At the January 11, 2016, Village Board meeting, Exploding Turkey Trot 5K Race Director Patrick Devitt made a donation of $5,500 to the Village for the 2016 fireworks display. The donation came from the proceeds of the 2nd Annual Exploding Turkey Trot race, which was held on Thanksgiving morning.
"Not only is the Turkey Trot a wonderful community event, but the proceeds help fund our July fireworks celebration," said Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "Patrick saw a need and found a way to help us fill it. It is a great job by all involved!"
Roselle Lions Club
The Roselle Lions Club presented the Village Board with a $500 donation toward the 2016 fireworks display at the April 11, 2016, Village Board meeting. Thank you to the Roselle Lions Club for sponsoring the fireworks and the Annual Independence Day Celebration in Roselle!
Look for more information about the 2017 Independence Day Celebration in Roselle closer to the event.