For many in Toluca Lake, the Fourth of July isn’t just a date on the calendar — it’s an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate American independence and pay tribute to our freedom with a spirited parade.
This past Independence Day, numerous residents took part in this cherished neighborhood tradition by wearing their favorite patriotic attire, proudly waving their American flags and decking out their bicycles and golf carts in red, white and blue. The parade kicked off at 11 a.m., starting on the corner of Woodbridge Street and Strohm Avenue, and participants made their way down Whipple Street and Arcola Avenue to the sounds of cheering neighbors.
Many residents and locals expressed gratitude that this beloved event was able to bring people from all backgrounds together to celebrate their love and appreciation for this country.
“This is a very special event, and with this being the first time I’ve joined in, I now have something to look forward to every Fourth of July,” attendee Anne Sackmann says. “Meeting people and seeing everyone out enjoying themselves, dressing up and decorating everything from bikes to golf carts were definitely my highlights from the event. It was so nice to see all of the kids enjoying the festivities as well.”
Helping make this year’s event even more special was Kevin Dees, director of estates at The Agency, who provided an ice cream truck for attendees so that they could have a sweet treat while partaking in the fun.