Is your town or club planning a huge celebration for Independence Day? Let us know, and we’ll include it in our collection of area events for the holiday.
Send your information — who, what, when, where, what time and how much it costs — to staff writer Meg Dickinson by June 20. We prefer email submissions  but you can call 217-351-5217.
Photo by News-Gazette photographer Robin Scholz. Emily Lange, then 6, Savoy, wears a flag on her head During the Savoy Rec Center Summer Camp and Discovery Morning Day Camp's July 4th Parade from the Rec Center to Head Start in SAvoy on thursday, July 2, 2009.