Park Ridge Park District

Summer Concert at Hodges Park

Event date: 6/14/2019 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Export event

Summer Concert at Hodges Park

The StingRays play the greatest hits with energy, passion, and authenticity. Their music and great rapport with audiences have made them repeated favorites throughout the Midwest.

Get there early! From 6:30pm-8:00pm, the Park Ridge Park District Commissioners and staff will grill hot dogs, hamburgers, and bratwurst. Enjoy dinner for a donation in support of the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks campaign to raise $55,000 to create an outdoor nature classroom for the Wildwood Nature Center's preschool program. Your at-will donation ($5 per person suggested) will help support this cause! Collective Resource, Inc. has also graciously donated composting services making this barbeque zero waste!

The Park Ridge Friends of the Parks will also be hosting a 50/50 raffle where the winner will be awarded half of the total amount collected for the raffle that evening!  One ticket is $5 or five tickets for $20.

Ages All Ages
Location Hodges Park
R/NR Free
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The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 19,000 government officials and finance professionals with headquarters in Chicago, IL.

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Please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to obtain a 2019 Candidate’s Guide.

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