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Plainfield Park District to host Patriotic Picnic & Fireworks Display July 3

The Plainfield Park District will host its 5th annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on Tuesday, July 3.

The Plainfield Park District will host its 5th annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on Tuesday, July 3.

The Plainfield Park District will host its 5th annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Display on Tuesday, July 3. The free event will begin at 5 p.m. and will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk. The event will take place at Plainfield Central High School, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr.

Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic baskets, chairs and coolers for this all-ages event. Concessions will also be provided by the Plainfield Central High School Athletics Booster Club. (Please note that alcoholic beverages are not allowed on school or park district property.)

The event will provide fun activities for the entire family, including an inflatable obstacle course, “Chalk It Up” sidewalk art, family games, bean bag toss, and Play Zone activities. The event will also include touch-a-truck opportunities including military, police, fire, and village vehicles, as well as representation by Operation Support Our Troops, an organization that sends care packages, as well as cards and letters of support from the community, to troops deployed overseas. A DJ will provide music throughout the evening, and the Plainfield Park District’s dance classes will perform at 7 p.m.

The Plainfield Park District is currently seeking donations from the community to help fund this year’s fireworks display. A donation web site has been established at www.melrosepyro.com/donate/plainfieldparkdistrict.

All donations will go directly to the Park District’s Fireworks Fund. Online donations can be made through PayPal or using a credit card at www.melrosepyro.com/donate/plainfieldparkdistrict. Checks made out to the Plainfield Park District can be mailed to 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield IL 60544, Attn. Melody Chapman.

Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks event sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Melody Chapman at (815) 436-8812 x37 or chapman@plainfieldparkdistrict.com. For as little as $500, businesses and organizations can be recognized with signage and provided booth space to promote their products and services during the event.

For more information on Plainfield Park District programs and events, call (815) 436-8812, visit www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

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