Join the Joliet Lions for a Summer Concert Fundraiser

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Joliet Lions Club is pulling out all the stops to put together a free, day-long party this Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m. in the Joliet Park.

The reason for this event – aside from just end-of-summer fun and community bonding – is to raise funds for new restrooms and a handicap accessible swing for the City park. The current restrooms are in disrepair, and Lions President Flo McMasters estimates that their replacement and the cost of a handicap playground swing, is around $25,000.

“It’ll just be a great day of fun,” says McMasters, who notes that 20 vendors, selling everything from clothing, jewelry, artwork, pottery, crafts, and jams and jellies to handmade baby goods will be set up by 10 a.m. Lunch, put together by the Lions features pulled pork sandwiches and accompaniments for only $6.00. There will also be corn on the cob, Italian sodas, and ice cream available.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., musical entertainment will be provided by Washita J from Mountain Man Ministries, Colin Martinez (at 5 p.m.), Ben McKee (at 5:30 p.m.), and Almeda Bradshaw (at 6 p.m.). At 7 p.m., Daniel Kosel and the Crue will entertain you until 9:30 p.m. with their distinctive blend of country, rock, and blues music. Enjoy a dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats, catered by Kevin’s Kick Ass BBQ & Catering, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., while listening to music.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day for a heron sculpture, created by local artist Dave McMasters. Tickets are only $1 each or six for $5, and the winner will be drawn at 8:30 p.m.

To make a donation or to learn more, call Flo McMas-