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Bagpipes and Bonfire Saturday, September 19

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Bagpipes and Bonfire

  • Date: September 19
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

This fall, in light of the covid-19 restrictions, Lake Forest Open Lands is unable to host its traditional Bagpipes and Bonfire picnic on the Middlefork Farm field as they have for 30 + years.

Instead, on Saturday evening, September 19 at 6:30 p.m., Lake Forest Open Lands will bring the Bagpipes and Bonfire spirit to our neighborhoods by having pipers play Amazing Grace simultaneously at various locations throughout Lake Forest creating a magical, mystical moment to bring our community together in a time when we need this camaraderie.

The Gorton Community Center is proud to participate in this special event and will host a piper gathered around our flagpole, which is on the south side of our building along Illinois road. Additional parking is available in our upper lot, across the street at the train station, and along the north side of Illinois road. Please gather at 6:30 p.m. to hear this beautiful tribute.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

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