A total of 19 Chicago and Milwaukee area MINIs participated in the Milwaukee MINIs 4th of July parade in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.
The weather was great, the crowds were enthusiastic, and the MINIs were dressed to the nines..
With the exception of one Radio Control MINI (who found itself under the wheels of a full size MINI), a fun time was had by all
Thanks to Theresa for planning the event, and letting the Chicago Club come up and hang with the Milwaukee club!!
The Milwaukee MINIs club will be participating in a 4th of July parade in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.
We will meet up with the Milwaukee club at the Heritage House parking lot in Wisconsin at 8am, Parade starts at 9am.
Local Chicago area meetup will be the Ruby Tuesday parking lot off the Edens expressway and Old Orchard Road. We will need to leave at 6:15 (ouch) to make it up to Wisconsin with a few minutes to spare. If anyone further north wants to join up en-route, just let us know and we will watch for you on the way up!!
Dress up in your best Red, White, and Blue and put your MINI on parade!!
Here is additional information from Theresa of the Milwaukee MINIs:
4th of JULY PARADE LAST MINUTE DETAILS
It’s almost here! We’re so excited about the upcoming parade and have heard from so many of you that you will be participating.
First and foremost, PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING CANDY. We just learned that the parade officials want walking participants to hand out candy, rather than toss it from moving cars. We’re not sure how strict they will be on this issue, so maybe bring along a passenger with good walking shoes as a back-up plan? Consider bringing American flags, window decals, and wearing red, white and blue too!
Please meet by 8 am (preferably by 7:45 am) at the Heritage House at 2323 N. Mayfair Road, right across from Mayfair Mall and the Cheesecake Factory. This is essentially at the intersection of North Avenue and Hwy. 100( Mayfair Road.) If you get lost, call 262-853-5239. We will then proceed to the staging area across the street in the Mall parking lot. We are unit #52, and the official viewing area with the TV cameras is located in front of Sendik’s Grocery Store, half-way on the route at 86th and North Avenue. If we are witty enough that morning, we may be also coming up with a “routine” of sorts to perform in front of the cameras.
The parade steps off at 9 am, and we will be joined by local RC MINI Racers who will be walking the route with us. After the parade is complete, please join us for an early pizza break at Edwardo’s Pizza at 10845 W. Bluemound Road. This is right across from the Milwaukee Zoo, and also easy access for the highways.