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Alder Rebecca Kemble

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Alder Rebecca Kemble

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Home Address:

4217 School Rd
Madison , WI 53704

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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June 27 Northside Independence Day Celebration

June 2, 2015 1:14 PM

The Second Annual Northside Family Independence Day, a celebration for Northside neighbors, will be held Saturday, June 27, at Warner Park from 11 am?3pm.

Parade Line-Up 10:30 – 11 am

Children are encouraged to bring their bicycles and scooters to the east parking lot at the N. Sherman Ave entrance of Warner Park (near the softball fields) where decorating supplies and a free hot dog   lunch will be provided. Supply is limited.

Children's Parade 11:00 am

This year's parade will be held inside Warner Park, starting at the North Sherman Avenue entrance to the park and continuing along the park drive and walking path to the Warner Park Shelter. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. Parents and spectators can gather along the drive's sidewalks to watch the children's parade. Other groups, including area veterans and Honor Flight members, scout troops, the Forward Marching Band, the Mallards' Mascots and elected officials, will lead the bike parade.

Games and Activities 11:30 am-3:30 pm

MSCR Fit to Go activities for kids

Wild Warner Nature Walks (12:30 & 2:30 pm)

Green Bikes/Power Bike

MSCR Pontoon Boat Rides (1:15 & 2:15 pm) Space is limited.

Sand Castle Building

Ping Pong

Bocce Ball

Live Music – Northside Musicians 11:30-3:30 pm

This year's spectacular line-up includes some of the northside's finest musicians:

Guy Fields

The Dubious Brothers

Jeffrey James

Madison Malone

Sam Ness

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit and enjoy the music.

Independence Day Program

As part of the Northside Independence Day event program, we are inviting neighborhood residents and businesses to submit a paragraph or picture answering the following questions:

• As a resident of the Northside of Madison, what does it mean to you to live in

the U.S.A.?

• What does Independence Day mean to you or your business?

Entries will be displayed, and selected participants will have their submissions read aloud at the celebration during intermissions at the music stage. All ages are encouraged to submit an entry. Please provide your name, address, phone number, age and email, if applicable. Submissions should be sent by email to,dropped off at the Lakeview Branch Library or mailed to the Northside Planning Council (see above address) no later than June 20.

In between each musical set there will be a short program with patriotic sing-along's and other group activities at the Warner Park Shelter. The paragraphs or pictures submitted will be read or displayed for all to view.

Food Vendors

Enjoy food from some of the northsides finest vendors. Habaneros will serve Mexican food; Banzo specializes in Mediterranean food or enjoy American food from Haynes Kitchen.


Community Ground Works, Northside Farmer's Market and Wild Warner among other Northside organizations who will have information available and possibly some goodies or drawing prizes for those who stop by their booth.

Volunteers Needed

If you or your community group would like to participate in the parade or volunteer to help with bike decoration, lunch distribution or parade traffic control on the day of the event, please contact Chris LeMay at 608-260-8667.

If you are interested in volunteering with any of the other activities please contact Rita by email at or phone (920) 915-2706.


If you, your business or your organization would like to help sponsor this year's event it is not too late.

We are soliciting sponsorships at the following levels: Andrew Jackson – $500, Abe Lincoln – $250, George Washington – $100. But any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Send sponsorships for Northside Independence Day to: Independence Day Event, c/o Northside Planning Council, 2702 International Lane, Suite 203,

Madison, WI 53704.

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