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Lakewood Community Services Center Named Grand Marshal of the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade

June 14, 2019

Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers today announced that the Lakewood Community Services Center will serve as the grand marshal for the city’s annual Fourth of July parade.

The parade is scheduled to step off on Lake Avenue at Nicholson Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019, and conclude at Lakewood Park.

Lakewood Community Services Center (LCSC) was founded in 1982 by 12 Lakewood churches with the purpose of providing food assistance to Lakewood residents in need.  LCSC’s mission is to provide basic needs assistance and personalized resource and referral services to empower each individual to move toward greater self-sufficiency.  In 2018, the Lakewood Community Services Center provided 243,853 meals with a total of 292,623 pounds of food distributed.  They served a total of 23,672 people, including 5,757 children and 7,035 seniors.

The LCSC professional staff is supported by 60+ volunteers who share LSCS’s commitment to providing the highest quality services in the most respectful environment.  In 2018, volunteers donated a total of 7,624 hours.

“The Lakewood Community Services Center has served as the city’s food bank for over 37 years,” said Mayor Mike Summers. “Their services help Lakewood’s most vulnerable residents and strives to help them through a difficult time.  We are proud to have LCSC and their volunteers serve as the grand marshals of the parade this year and want to honor their tireless work in the community. LCSC’s generosity towards the betterment of Lakewood is an inspiration for us all.”

Joining in the parade will be musical favorites, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band, St. Edward High School Marching Band, the Lochaber Pipe Band and Red Hackle Pipe Band.

After the parade, festivities will continue in Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of Lakewood’s community organizations.  At 7:00 p.m., the Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra, will perform at the Bandstand at Lakewood Park.

The Fourth of July will conclude following Lakewood’s annual fireworks extravaganza, set to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.