Somers 2018 July 4th Parade and Ice Cream Social
“THE Best Family-Friendly Parade”

The parade is 100% funded by generous
donations and volunteers from the Somers community. 
Somers Parade Committee Members:
Al Ferber
Margie Hannes
Ben Harbach
Verne Kotten
Judy Schantek
Thank you everyone – we had a great time!

Judy Schantek and Al Ferber, members of the Somers Parade Committee


Ben Harbach (left) member of Parade Committee and former Town of Somers Chairman and Supervisor

2018 Parade Marshalls:  Tony and Maureen (pictured) Schauer with Jackie Klapproth Nelson, Village of Somers Trustee


Temperatures were in the upper 80’s – a great day for a parade!


Everyone came dressed to celebrate.


Somers Fire & Rescue sirens started the parade with Sparky the dog waving to the crowd.


Our neighbors to the west, Town of Paris Fire & Rescue, joined in the celebration.

Our friends from the Village of Bristol Fire & Rescue brought their ladder truck.

Our friends from the Town of Salem/Village of Salem Lakes sounded the sirens!

Somers Cub Scout Pack #436 handed out flags to everyone on the parade route.  Thanks Pack #436!!

Festival Foods, located in Somers on Highway 31, brought one BIG fancy shopping cart to the parade!

Somers’ famous KR Bluegrass Band joins us every year, playing their toe-tapping music.

Elivis comes to Somers and waves to his fans.

Everyone loves to see the horses and ponies.  

Our Somers Chargers 4H group is a great group of young people who contribute to their community.

We love to see our farmers.  This tractor looks pretty good for 69 years old!

Resident Cindy Hapanowicz celebrates in July 4th style on her Indian motorcycle.

Somers former Fire Chief John Sorenson and his wife, who love “jeeping”, are all set for some July 4th fun.

Village of Somers Trustees are proud of our Somers family-friendly July 4th parade!  It’s the BEST!

The parade crowd loves Kenosha’s own Rambler Band.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford waves to the crowd in her shirt that proudly announces that Parkside is celebrating their 50th year!

UW-Parkside marchers led by RANGER BEAR.
Go Rangers!!!

This couple rode their Honda in comfort and luxury. Great outfits! Great decorations!

Following the parade was our famous ice cream social held in Village Hall where the community gathers to talk with neighbors while enjoying free cake and ice cream.

A good time was had by all.
See you next year!!