Park District Turns 50, and You're Invited to the Party
Byline: Rhonda Sciarra
The Geneva Park District turns 50 this year and is planning a party to celebrate. The 50th anniversary celebration takes place from noon to 7 p.m. June 7 at Island Park.
From noon to 4 p.m., you can partake of a picnic. The Kiwanis will sell food, including bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, candy bars and drinks.
Families can also bring their own picnic, said Dana Fortin, recreation supervisor.
People can enjoy a concert by the Retrorockets and a beer garden from 4 to 7 p.m.
There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, walking balloon artists, a moonwalk, a bouncy boxing ring, potato sack races, a rock-climbing wall and a disc jockey.
People will be able to step inside a "cash cube" and try to catch coupons and gift certificates from local businesses.
There will also be a booth where people can dunk city, school and park officials, including Mayor Kevin Burns and park district director Stephen Persinger.
"We want people to come down and celebrate with us," Fortin said. "It is a community celebration."
Call Fortin at (630) 232-4542 for more information.
Culture connection: Host families are needed for a French Rotary Club exchange student next year.
Claire Dupleix will attend Geneva High School for the 2003-2004 academic year; she will be a senior. Dupleix, 17, who lives in Vichy, France, speaks English and likes theater. …