Calling all families, the Oak Forest-Crestwood Chamber of Commerce Fleadh Family Parade is coming and you're invited. The parade steps off at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 9, from 157th Street and will continue down Cicero Avenue to 151st Street. Churches, families, businesses and unions are all welcome to march in the parade.
New this year, parade organizers will host a mandatory Family Parade meeting on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will cover parade staging details, parade rules and regulations, as well as organizers distributing parade unit signs, and fielding questions from participants.
Families, school, community and religious groups do not have to pay to march in the parade, however, businesses not in the chamber must pay a $195 fee. The fee covers entry into the parade and membership in the chamber. Checks should be make payable to Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
A registration form for the parade can be found on the city's website. All registration forms must be completed and turned in by Wednesday, Feb. 27.
For more information about the parade, contact Chrissy Maher at (708) 687-4050, ext. 1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.