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Annual Block Party 2022 Saturday, September 17

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Annual Block Party 2022

  • Date: September 17
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 + Google Map

It’s our annual block party to ring in the end of summer and to thank YOU, our patrons, for helping keep Gorton a vibrant part of the community by attending our events and classes throughout the year. Held outside, we have fun FREE events for the whole family!

Food, activities, entertainment, and we’ll be raffling off tickets to Gorton classes, movies, and events!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
5:00-Family fun events, Gorton tables open, raffle, face painting, food trucks, concessions
5:30-Liam the Magic Man, food trucks open, concessions
6:30-8:30 Live music from the Nic Barnum Band, food trucks, concessions, raffle drawing

Entertainment by Liam the Magic Man

Musical entertainment and food vendors to be announced

Tables & Activities with balloon art, face painting, and more!

Come discover all the AMAZING work done in Gorton’s non-profit offices and through our program partners. Participate in fun-filled activities with each organization and get your Block Party Passport stamped at every table to win a prize!

 

NIC BARNUM BAND IS AN 8-12 PIECE ROCK N ROLL BAND.  PLAYING ROCK N ROLL, FUNK, FOLK & POP, ALL WITH OUR PERSONAL TOUCH MAKING THESE SONGS FUN AND UNIQUE. PLAYING SONGS FROM THE ROLLING STONES TO THE GRATEFUL DEAD, PRINCE TO TEDESKI TRUCKS BAND, ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND TO ARETHA FRANKLIN…AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.  NIC BARNUM BAND FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST MUSICIANS AROUND…AND WE SHOWCASE THEIR ABILITIES AND CREATIVITY.  WE ARE SURE TO GET YOU DANCING. WE ARE SURE TO BRING THE PARTY. WE ARE SURE YOU’LL HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME!
Gregg Bodnar of Fun Balloon Twisting Entertainment has been providing quality 
children’s entertainment services for over 20 years. A professional balloon twister offering balloon creations including a variety of animals, hats, flowers, and princess wands. Gregg has performed at hundreds of events throughout the Chicago land area over the years, including birthday parties, fairs, festivals, and special events, and has also performed on Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS

PAM & DAVID WAUD

AND TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS

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By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any program, event or activity that took place at Gorton.

Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.

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