Jammin’ on Main street dance Sept. 1 in Wauconda
NEWS-SUN STAFF REPORT August 29, 2012 4:48PM
Wauconda will present the annual street dance, Jammin’ On Main, Sept. 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. in the social center on Main Street in Wauconda.
Updated: October 1, 2012 6:15AM
WAUCONDA — The Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and the village of Wauconda present the annual street dance, Jammin’ On Main, Sept. 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. in the social center on Main Street.
The community will herald Labor Day weekend with outdoor fun including live music, prize drawings, food and more. The event serves as a fund-raiser for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry.
Popular local band, Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners, will perform throughout the evening, along with a local teen band which will provide music for the younger crowd in a designated teen area at Beach Park.
This event is not only geared for adults who enjoy the night life, but children of all ages are also welcome. Provided for the younger guests, the Titanic Adventure Slide, an Inflatable UFO and a Moonwalk will be up for play. There will be a $3 charge for each ride, and a $20 wristband will be available for unlimited rides.
Local vendors will line Main Street providing food and drinks. Numerous non-profit organizations will also be present, including the Wauconda Lions Club, which will hold its long-awaited drawing for a Hawaiian dream vacation. The winning ticket will be pulled onstage by the newly crowned Wauconda Area Queens at 9 p.m. Tickets for the vacation will also be sold at the event.
A new addition to help generate donations to the food pantry will be a 10-foot tall Adirondack chair, dedicated to U.S. troops and sponsored by Beyond the Garden.
Already being established as the largest Adirondack chair in Lake County, the chair’s dimensions will be sent to the “Guinness Book of World Records” in hopes it will make an appearance in the legendary record book. The chair, which is currently on display in front of Beyond the Garden, will make its way to the front of the Wauconda Activity Center for the street dance, where it will be raffled off. All proceeds will benefit the food pantry.
To involve the entire community in the food drive, residents are encouraged to bring a bag of groceries or school supplies to the Wauconda Activity Center the night of the dance. Food pantry volunteers will also conduct a 50/50 cash raffle.
For more information, call (847) 526-5580 or visit www.waucondachamber.org.