the parade 2010-2019

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 2010: Lester Fortier becomes the president of Toys for Tots. 


2011:


 2012: Special 35th Anniversary pin, maroon shirt. Largest parade ever. 70,000 riders.

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 2013: 20,000 riders 


 2014: 37th Parade.  Santa's passenger is a "Make-a-wish" dreamer whose wish was granted by being in The Parade.  Governor Rauner rides and donates $5000. 50,000 riders estimated. 

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 2015: 38th Parade.  Santa passenger is an injured veteran who wanted to see The Parade. Over 50,000 riders. Last time for the Belmont Overpass. 

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2016: 39th Parade. 8:30am start. Small
crowd, because snow forecasted. No snow during Parade, heavy snowfall at the end. Gov. Rauner donates $5000 again but can't ride due to prior commitments. No Belmont/Riverview bridge.

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 2017: 40th Parade.   35 degrees at the start, reached 56 degrees. Large attendance. Governor rides and donates $5000. 


 2018: 41st Parade.   Mid 40 degrees.  Cloudy, some rain. 20,000-30,000 riders.  Last time The Parade ends at the DeVry/Lane Tech campus. 50 bicycles donated by Cambium Network. 

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2019: 42nd Parade. 

COME JOIN US THIS YEAR 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST, 2019