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A giant American flag makes its way down GalenBoulevard during Aurora's Fourth July Parade Wednesday. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media

A giant American flag makes its way down Galena Boulevard during Aurora's Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 14, 2013 6:10AM

AURORA — The Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 and the city are seeking volunteers to work on this year’s Fourth of July festivities.

The first meeting of the parade committee will be 10 a.m. Friday in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Volunteers are encouraged to attend.

“The success of the Fourth of July Parade depends on the volunteers,” said American Legion Commander Thomas Sampson.

Aurora’s Independence Day celebration will start with a pre-parade ceremony at 9:15 a.m. July 4 outside the Paramount Theatre, followed by the parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Aurora.

The American Legion stepped forward in 2011 and 2012 to help organize the parade. Last year’s event was sponsored by the Legion, the city of Aurora, Hollywood Casino, Waubonsee Community College, Laborers Local 149 and many other organizations and individuals.

For more information about volunteering, call the city’s Special Events Division at 630-256-3370.

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