Our annual parade brings out many children and families from the neighborhood. We always have a "theme" so the children can dress up and decorate their bicycles and other transportation. Prizes for the best costumes and decorations are given for three age groups and group entries. ALL children get treats for participating. The parade route runs from the Good Shepherd parking lot, down Balsam to Leland, Leland to Thrush, Thrush to Iris Lane, and back to the Good Shepherd Church parking lot. It starts at 10:30 a.m. on each 4th of July. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located on the corner of Whitney Way and Raymond Road.
Picnic: Each 4th of July afternoon, at 1:00 p.m., we hold a free picnic (to members) at Elver Park's old shelter. The picnic serves all you can eat potato salad, a meat/bbq dish, hotdogs, beans, chips, pickles, and soda. Door prizes are donated by area businesses. Guests are welcome to attend with area families for an entry fee of $1.00.