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MATRICES CRUISE IN PALOS HEIGHTS PARADE

The City of Palos Heights celebrated America's 227th birthday with a parade July 4, and Trinity participated in the festivities by featuring its Matrices in the procession.

Withstanding the midsummer's sultry heat, Jonathan Lenarz, assistant athletics director and men's soccer coach, and his wife, Jenny, smiled and waved to onlookers as they each coasted in a blue Matrix emblazoned with the College's logo. Both cars were decorated with stars and stripes.

"We had a great time," Jonathan Lenarz said. "It was really hot outside, so it seemed like the parade moved a little quicker than normal, but it was good for the College to be a part of this community event."

Temperatures pushed well into the 90s, but that did not deter hundreds of residents from lining the curbs of the parade route that covered slightly more than one mile. After starting at the Palos Heights fire station at 123rd and Harlem, the procession headed west four blocks to 76th Ave., then turned north before ending its trip at Route 83.

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