4th Fest of Greater Racine has named the Racine Founder’s Rotary Club as this year’s honorary Grand Marshal. The Racine Founder’s Rotary Club is being honored for their philanthropic work in the community and their long-time support of the Rotary Post Prom.
Rotary has had a presence in Racine for 101 years and last year, in honor of their 100th birthday, they donated $100,000 towards a permanent stage at Festival Park.
We are excited to be honoring the Racine Founder’s Rotary Club. This group has done so much for Racine over the past 100 years and their Post Prom Party is like no other in the country.
The 4th Fest Board also named John Kaiser, a longtime 4th Fest volunteer and former Board Member as Mr. 4th Fest. Kaiser continues to help on parade day by arranging for many of the convertibles and drivers, as well as providing shuttle service for the volunteers.
Mr. 4th Fest is an honorary title given to a 4th Fest Board member or volunteer who has made significant contributions to Racine’s 4th Fest celebration.
A new award this year is the Mark “Mr. Racine” Eickhorst Spirit of Racine award which will be presented to Dustan Balkcom, the founder of Ask Me Why I love Racine. The award, named after Mark “Mr. Racine” Eickhorst is meant to honor someone in the community who shows positivity, service, and passion about Racine and strive to make this community the best it can be.
As we plan to celebrate our country’s independence. It is fitting that we honor these individuals and groups for the contributions they have made over the years to our great community.
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