Parade with the GGRWHC Suffragists
in the Hollyhock Lane Parade
on the 4th of July
Honoring the political efforts of Grand Rapids women a century ago, we use their parade model to remind us of their persistence and to advertise the mission of the GGRWHC today.

Join In!
On Wednesday morning, July 4th,
meet others at 8 a.m. at the
NE corner of Calvin and Alexander SE.
Look for other suffragist marchers with the
"Votes for Women" banner, and the gaudy yellow and purple "Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council" banner (see photograph below).

The parade starts at 8:30, leaving the rest of the day for your holiday events.
You all can carry our "Votes for Women" signs and pennants, and wear one of our purple sashes. Women, dress in an old fashioned white blouse--to show off the purple sashes--and a black or white skirt, and a hat if you have one. Men, wear as much white as you have and borrow a boater hat we will have on hand.

Or, wear what you like and join the parade.

Push a stroller or be pushed in a wheelchair
or grab your walker if it makes parading easier.

Join in the fun with GGRWHC and the politicians and the fire trucks and the kids on bikes! Quoting a past participant, "It's oddly exhilarating."
The Hollyhock Lane neighborhood parade began in 1934 and has featured major politicians and National Guard trucks as well as neighborhood kids and the Hollymock Band. Paraders throw candy and hand out brochures for a festive time and then gather in Hollyhock Lane for a brief program.
Thank you
to many friends of women's history who have contributed in 2018
to the GGRWHC so we can continue to "uncover, preserve, and celebrate the rich history of women in our community."
If you have not yet renewed your support of GGRWHC for 2018 or joined as a brand-new supporter, click below!
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Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!
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Thank you for your interest in preserving and celebrating the history of the many phenomenal women who've helped to shape West Michigan!  If you aren't already a supporter of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, consider investing in our work as a volunteer or with an annual donation .  Visit our  website  for more information and the ability to donate online.