June 22nd thru June 26th 2016        Festival Hotline 815-933-4444
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The primary purpose of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival, Inc.
is to conduct the annual Bourbonnais Friendship Festival in
Bourbonnais, Illinois for civic, patriotic, educational and social
purposes;  for activities related to the organization; and fundraising
for Friendship Festival activities.  It is further intended to promote
the preservation of regional customs and traditions and to provide
good, wholesome, fun activities and entertainment in a family

The secondary purpose is in anticipation of generating funds for
local community and/or local family oriented projects and to
promote well-being, health and safety.
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Within two weeks, Bourbonnais police will be equipping its officers with body cameras, making the force the first in Kankakee County to have the high-tech devices that have been in the news for the past year following high-profile police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and Cleveland..

Photo and story reprinted with the permission of The Daily Journal. - Full Story Link

Bourbonnais PD first to get
body cams in county
Jeff Bonty
2015 Grand Parade Marshall
Gary Residori - Full Story

2015 Children's Parade Grand Marshals
Alysandra and Kennedy Residori - Full Story

Local things for kids to do.
2016 Theme

Building Community Friendships & Memories
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