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Village Hall, Park District Announce 4th of July Partnership

The theme for Thursday, July 4, 2013 will be "Unity Through Community."

No matter what, the first Thursday of July will be the fourth. And despite changes in the way Northbrook plans its Independence Day festivities, it seems the celebration will go on. 

Village Hall and the Northbrook Park District issued a joint press release on Thursday announcement their partnership in this year's 4th of July celebration, along with the holiday's theme — "Unity Through Community."

"With the recent notice that the 4th of July Association was no longer able to coordinate the events, the Village Board and Park District Board have authorized staff to work together to plan the festivities," the press release reads.

No word on pancake breakfasts or police and fire softball, but the release refers to a full day of "traditional festivities."

Volunteer recruitment will start in April, according to the release.

Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest updates on 4th of July planning in your email. Who knows, you might forget that it's freezing outside.

After more than 40 years of organizing Fourth of July events, a Northbrook nonprofit is dissolving for after discovering it was operating without insuranceNorthbrook Star reported. 

Assistant Village Manager Philip A. Kiraly told Northbrook Star that the Northbrook Fourth of July Association was finding it difficult to sustain itself financially and harder to secure the manpower necessary to plan and execute the events. With $24,000 remaining to fund this year’s event, the village and park district plans to collaborate on presenting the 2013 Fourth of July Event. 

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