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Lombard Celebrates Fourth of July with Fireworks Display

From the Village of Lombard:

The Village of Lombard will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a fireworks display at Madison Meadow Park, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be in effect in the area around Madison Meadow and street parking will be limited. Parking lots at Madison Meadow Park are expected to fill quickly. Visitors are encouraged to use a free shuttle bus service provided by the Village of Lombard, which will be departing from three locations including Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St., and Glenbard East High School at 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will go directly to the fireworks display. Bus locations will be marked with banners and exact pick up and drop off locations will be designated with signs. Shuttles will run from 7 – 11:30 p.m.

The event is designed for maximum visibility and the fireworks display can be viewed from any location in the park. Madison Meadow Park measures more than 80 acres and provides ample seating for all spectators. Anything left in the park to claim a spot, before July 4th, will be removed. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot off of Madison Street at the northeast corner of the park. Portable bathroom facilities will be available at various locations, which can be viewed on the event map at VillageofLombard.org/FourthofJuly. Please visit VillageofLombard.org, Facebook.com/VillageofLombard and Twitter.com/LilacVillage for updates. Attendees are reminded that alcohol consumption is prohibited.

For more information and to view maps outlining parking restrictions, viewing areas, portable bathroom locations and more, please visit VillageofLombard.org/FourthofJuly.

Lombard Park District shares Lunch with the Bunny

Mr. Bunny will be very hungry after the Egg Hunt so he is throwing a luncheon on Saturday, March 28! Join the Lombard Park District for Lunch with the Bunny at approximately 11:45 am (30 minutes after the last egg hunt) at Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. Families must register for this event for a fee of $12 per resident and $17 per nonresident. Each child will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the bunny and will receive a complimentary photo. Enjoy a spring themed lunch with s’mores, “carrot juice,” sandwiches, pizza, fruit and more!

Click here to register online.

Take Time for Tots Day

Lombard Park District’s Take Time for Tots Day is jam-packed with activities for tots, preschoolers to age 8 and their family on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center, 820 S. Finley Road, Lombard. Tots will make arts and crafts, jump in the bounce house, ride a pony, sing songs, play music, and more. Toothy, Smile More Dental’s mascot, will be handing out free tooth brushes. Parents will have the opportunity to speak with community organizations about safety and wellness for their children, such as fingerprinting and ID kits from the Kiwanis Club.

Take Time for Tots Day is sponsored by DuPage Association for the Education of Young Children, West Suburban Wellness, Nick Janet State Farm Agent, Gianorio’s Pizza and Pasta, Bob Goldin State Farm Agent, The Nolan Agency, Culver’s of Lombard, and Rock Star Jumpers. A big thank you to all the businesses who sponsor and participate!

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Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by Lombard Lions Club

lionlogo_2cThe Lombard Park District is hopping into spring with the annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lombard Lions Club on Saturday, March 28. The hunt will be held at Lombard Common east of Paradise Bay Water Park, 433 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. Children should bring a basket for the collection of candy-filled eggs and trinkets. Children up to age 4 will begin promptly at 10:30 am and children ages 5-10 will begin promptly at 11:00 am. Bring your camera because Mr. Bunny won’t miss this event!

Register for this free event online.

Important Health Alert: Measles

The health and safety of our participants and staff is of utmost importance to the Lombard Park District. Because measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease, we ask that individuals who have symptoms of measles or may have been exposed refrain from using Park District services. We urge everyone to educate themselves on the disease, its symptoms, and the benefits of being vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals are at risk, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the DuPage County Health Department. The CDC recommends two doses of MMR for protection. DuPage County Health Department has the MMR vaccine available for children 1-18 years of age.

Lombard Park District’s Kiddie Campus Preschool is a DCFS state-licensed facility and is required to obtain immunization records upon preschool registration. Parents/guardians with children in Kiddie Campus Preschool should refer to the Parent Handbook regarding guidelines of when ill students should be kept home and how long before they may return to the program:

By state law, the children are required to be informally screened daily for symptoms of illness, fever, and/or contagious conditions. If the child is believed to be ill, the parents will be called to pick up the child. If the teachers are unable to reach parents, the emergency numbers will be called. The child will be separated from the rest of the group until picked up.

If a child becomes ill during preschool, the parent or emergency contact person will be notified to bring the ill child home. As mandated by the school districts a child must be fever free and/or taking antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to preschool. In the case of a contagious disease, please contact the Kiddie Campus Preschool staff immediately so other parents can be notified. For the safety of all, ill children should be kept home for 24 hours before returning to Kiddie Campus Preschool.

To educate yourself fully and accurately on this important public health issue, please visit the CDC website. For information about vaccinations for your child, contact the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400.

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