Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun Time Had by All At Fountain Decorating Social


[Note: All content below, by Doug Wood.]

On Sunday, November 21, 65 Friends of Wicker Park from all over Chicagoland and Mike Zarcone (Wicker Park attendant), representing the Chicago Park District, attended the 7th Annual Wicker Park Fountain Decorating Social. In addition, many other neighbors stopped by to say hello. Together they created a wonderfully fun and creative social event for all ages and have produced an Excellent Light Display for Chicagoland in Wicker Park. STOP by in the Next Few Weeks- 1425 N. Damen.

Fountain, 12 Urns, & Field House Doors Decorated- Volunteers working from 7am-5pm brought a cornucopia of food to share, cut 20 evergreen trees to obtain the boughs used in the urns, lit the fountain and urns with LED - energy conserving ‘green’ lights, prepared and then decorated the urns with crab apple boughs, greens, dried grasses and flowers from the 10,000 sq. feet of Community Gardens in the Park. In addition, large lit wreathes were installed at both of the Field House doors and the centers of the rose garden partiers were decorated with greens, berries, and red dogwood branches.

Thanks to the Volunteers and SPONSORS
WICKER PARK GARDEN CLUB - Event Designer-Producer-Promoter - Donated $1,000.
MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS donated hundreds of dollars of food and other ornaments and decorations.
The Club purchased 20 trees, 150 ft. of garland, lights, 30 bunches of red dogwood branches, eucalyptus branches, pine cones, ribbons, bows, metallic ornamental accents, tools, heavy duty electric cords, various supplies, and botanical treasures nurtured by Volunteers all summer in the Park’s Award Winning Gardens.

THE CARE OF TREES - Donated thousands of LED Energy Efficient ‘Green’ Lights.

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT will provide the electric for the LED Energy Efficient Display and Generously donated
Mike Zarcone's TIME, Wicker Staff Member’s time, to Expertly host the Event.

By Doug Wood

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