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Fourth Fest of Greater Racine will host a float building workshop on May 18 for those interested in participating in the 2016 Fourth of July parade.

The theme: Celebrating 80 Years of the Greatest Parade on Earth. The theme pays homage to the parade being one the largest homecoming celebrations in the country and having 80 years of history.

There is no cost to attend but please RSVP by calling Wendy at 262-989-6681. Parade applications are due by May 31st.

Where to get applications

Applications are available on line at www.racine4thfest.org or at the following locations:

Hugs N Kisses, 3215 Douglas Avenue

Sew N Save, 3701 Durand Avenue

Volunteer Center Racine, 6216 Washington Avenue

Families, schools, groups and businesses are encourage to participate. The flow workshop will help those who have never built a float before or those looking for new ideas.

If you go

What: Float-building workshop for the Fourth of July parade

When:  6:30 p.m. May 18

Where: Masonic Center, 1012 Main St.



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