Celebrate Heroes In Your Community


  CALLING ALL HEROES! It’s all about community! Come join us for a hands-on experience with local Heroes, their transportation and gear on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 5pm-9pm at Green Mill Village, Arcola -located directly in front of Carriage Crossing Senior Living & the Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites and Convention Center.

  Free Admission & Free Parking !  Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience honors our heroes: Police, Fire, EMS, 911 Dispatchers, Veterans, Military, and more!

The festival will have great food, free entertainment and feature a 9PM Lighted Parade with all of the emergency vehicles!   -Touch the Truck!

– Try on some gear!

-Bouncey House for Kids!

 -Police Dog Demonstrations!

 -Get wet & wild for the Heroes vs. Super Kids Mega Water Balloon Fight!  There’s thousands of water balloons….literally thousands…that are ready to descend into the air for mega explosion of water on all our heroes young and old!   –

Grab supper with one of the food trucks on sight! Better yet…supper & dessert!

Come out and meet your neighbors and friends, have fun and celebrate our great community!  Ready to show your support? Does your company, orgranization or church provide services or goods you would like to showcase or sponsor at the event?   Raising money for a group/organization? Have a free booth to sell your items or goodies and make some dough for your great cause!   Please contact Andria Baszis, 217-268-3516 or outreach@carriagecrossingsl.com                  

Schedule of Events
•5:00 – Festival begins

 •6:00 – K9 Demonstrations

•6:30 – Photo Opportunity with our K9 Heroes from Arcola, Arthur and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office / Meet & Greet their assigned officers

•6:45 – K9 Demonstrations

•7:00 – National Anthem sung by 2018 Miss Moultrie Douglas followed by the presentation of K9 Nas’ Narcase-Tac Life Systems LLC Kit  •8:00 – Glow Stick Party!

•8:20 – Kid Splash Area shut down

•8:30 – Lowering of the flag

•8:50 – Festival attendees please move to the West side of the street in preparation of lighted parade.

 •9:00 – Emergency Vehicle Lighted Patriotic Parade/ Closing of the Festival

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