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Thousands of people line Wolf Road in Mokena for the Mokena Chamber of Commerce's annual Fourth of July parade. This year's theme was Heroes Among Us. Photos by Caitlin Fyfe/22nd Century Media
Sons of the American Revolution Fox Valley Chapter members Jon Fixmer (left), Max Cockrell (middle) and Ted Miller get ready for Mokena's Fourth of July parade.
Mokena Community Public Library District gets its float ready to participate in the parade.
Members of the Mokena Burros pose pose for a group photo before the parade.
Bob and Dolores Klasek scoot around in their custom vehicle for the parade.
Children line Wolf Road for nearly 2 hours waiting on candy from the nearly 90 entries in the parade.
Teagan Cimonetti operates a popsicle stand along the parade route.
Colin Langenderfer of Crosstown Exotics shows off a frog to a group of children during the Mokena Fourth of July celebration at Main Park.
The Encore Band tunes up in preparation for the Fourth of July fireworks show.
Fireworks light up the night sky at Main Park in Mokena.
T.J. Kremer III, Editor
3:26 pm CDT July 6, 2019
A record number of entries, no rain and thousands of spectators made the 2019 Fourth of July parade, put on by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce, one of the most successful in recent memory.