|Text on Button||JULY 4th, 1977 77 BLUE ISLAND LIONS JUBILATION|
Yellow smiley in center with Logo for eyes and blue text for mouth, surrounded by blue bacground with yellow text.
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MADE IN U.S. Union bug
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The Blue Island Lions Club has a yearly parade celebrating the 4th of July. For this event, the club sold buttons along the parade route to raise funds to continue to put on the parades. The 1977 parade button was designed by Win Nash, on the theme “jubilation 77.” The 1977 parade included a junior parade before the senior parade, with over 100 entries and featured floats, bands, drum and bugle corps, marching units, decorated vehicles, and public figures such as local congressmen, the sheriff of Cook county, and even the Governor of Illinois. After the parade, there were other festivities such as musical performances, a sky divers show, and fireworks.
The Lion's Club is a secular service club organization, founded in Oak Brook, Illinois, which promotes volunteerism, community involvement, and environmental awareness, among other things.