Winston Park's Music in the Park Ends on Sour Note

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Byline: Chris Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer

What if they built it and nobody came?

OK, so Salt Creek Rural Park District officials didn't build the Music in the Park events. But they did put them together as neighborhood celebrations.

And while park district residents living near Rose and South parks flocked to the festivities each summer, neighbors of Winston Park stayed away.

So, Salt Creek Rural Park District commissioners decided to cancel this year's Music in the Park event at Winston Park. Rose and South parks will continue to have Music in the Park.

Last year, it cost roughly $1,000 to put on the Music in the Park event at Winston Park. About 20 people attended.

That's $50 in free entertainment for each person who showed up.

Music in the Park events were started by the park district as a way to bring people from different neighborhoods together in their local park, said park district Director Allen Baker.

Typical events include children's games, music and food. …