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Zippy Shell of Northern Illinois Participates in the Frontier Days Fourth of July Parade

Zippy Shell of Northern Illinois proudly participated in the Frontier Days Fourth of July Parade! The team decorated their Zippy Shells with red, white, and blue patriotic decorations. Zippy Shell joined numerous military units, marching bands, dancers, and parade goers to celebrate the fourth.

The Frontier Days is a nonprofit organization made up of hundreds of volunteers who put together the free family festival every year. Since formation, The Festival has become known as one of the best and biggest events in the Northwest Suburbs and has received numerous awards! The Zippy Shell team was honored to be involved in the event and cannot wait until next year.

Did you also attend the Frontier Days Fourth of July Parade? Share your pictures with us and we hope you a great Fourth of July!

7 Easy Patriotic July 4th Recipes

Firecracker Strawberries

Dip the strawberries halfway into marshmallow fluff, then dip the tip into blue sprinkles.

American Flag S’mores

Lay out chocolate bar pieces across the bottom of an oven pan. Dip marshmallows into water prior to covering them in red, white, or blue sprinkles, so that the sprinkles stick. Place each colored marshmallow into the pan, blue in the top left corner, then alternating red and white stripes for the remaining space.

Strawberry Cheesecake Boats

Cut your strawberries in half and hollow out the middle. Mix one (8-ounce) package of cream cheese with ½ cup of sugar with a beater in a bowl. Fill the strawberries with the cream cheese mixture. Place three blueberries onto the cream cheese to top it.

Chips and Dip

Buy your dip of choice or make your own homemade dip. Then add a mix of purple, red, and white tortilla chips to go along with it. Feel free to add red bell peppers for an extra pop of color.

Fruit Skewers

Use your choice of colored fruits to make red, white, and blue skewers. Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, watermelon, and bananas are all good options for different colors.

July Caprese

Mix blueberries, mozzarella, basil and tomatoes in a bowl. Add a balsamic drizzle on top. A similar substitution is using blueberries, feta, mint leaves, and strawberries.

4th of July Chex Mix

Mix chex cereal with red and blue m&m’s and/or dried cranberries and dried blueberries in a bowl. Put white chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl, and heat them until melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate onto the mix.