Token Creek Lions Club Hosts World’s Biggest Little Parade For Last Time

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TOKEN CREEK, Wis. (WMTV) – The 40th largest annual small parade in the world will be the final Independence Day celebration hosted by the Token Creek Lions Club.

Parade member and co-organizer Ben August said it was too much for the group to handle, especially after their numbers fell from 37 to 10.

“With such a small group, we just can’t handle a big event like this,” August said. “I foresee another group running it for the next 20 years or so.”

He said Portage Rd’s The Keg restaurant, Sun Prairie West Booster Club and other members of the Token community have expressed interest in hosting the unique parade.

Neighbor Duane Delucca has lived in the area for 30 years and said he was confident others would take over planning the parade.

“The parade itself has gone from a few tractors to what you see now,” Delucca said, her favorite moment being the traditional freedom circle. “It’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen that honors the people who died to set this country free.”

The Lions Club plans to meet with potential parade organizers in the coming weeks.

Money raised is donated to local charities, scholarships and disaster relief.

August said he has raised $100,000 over the past 20 years.

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