37th Ward Community News & Notes for August 2012
The ‘dog days’ of August have arrived and the 37th Ward is busier than ever, thanks to the hard work and committed activism of our Block Clubs, local residents, businesses, faith organizations, community and civic groups, staff and volunteers! THANKS TO EVERYONE!! THE 13th ANNUAL 37th WARD GOSPEL FEST IS ALMOST HERE!!:
On Saturday, August 4, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m., at La Follette Park, 1333 North Laramie, please join us for our annual exciting neighborhood Gospel and Back-to-School Festival will offer hot fun for all ages, positive images, good food and the cool, spiritual sounds of Chicago’s best gospel choirs and groups during the 13th Annual “Praises & Progress Builds Unity in the Community” 37th Ward Back-to-School Gospel Fest! The event is free and open-to-the-public! The lovely and legendary Pam Morris, the ‘Chicago’s Gospel Sister”, heard every Sunday morning and afternoon on WVON RADIO – ‘The Talk of Chicago,’ 1690-AM will serve as emcee of the morning’s festivities.
Among those performing will be a wide range of Gospel groups and choirs: Evangelist Tim “I’m Trusting” White, whose soul-stirring style will also Rock the Mike for Christ as co- emcee; Brian Pettis and the Brilliant Place Choir; the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church Choir; Lynn McCree and Judah First; Shanka and La-Verne Falls and many more!!!
There will be activities for kids, adults and seniors! A highlight of this family fun afternoon will be the Award-winning Jesse White Tumblers! There will be demonstrations from the Chicago Fire Department; the Jumping Jack trampoline and the ‘Little People’ will provide non-stop entertainment, as well as other exciting resources for young and old alike. It’s an event not to miss! The heart of north Austin, will be rocking with the ‘Soulful Sounds of Inspiration’ of several sensational spiritual local church choirs. The welcoming program for VIP guests starts at 11:00 a.m. To participate, volunteer, or reserve your space in this 37th Ward “Praises & Progress” Gospel Extravaganza, call 773/745-2894.
NO MONDAY EVENING WARD NIGHTS DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST: Due to the heavy volume of 37th Ward Block Club parties, and other ward events during August, which are typically held on Saturdays giving us a six-day work week, we will take a ‘brief hiatus’ from the weekly WARD NIGHTS during the month of August. That means there WILL BE NO MONDAY EVENING WARD NIGHTS, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on the following dates:
August 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2012
The Ward Nights will resume on Monday, September 10, 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: There will also be NO Block Club Presidents Meetings on Saturday, August 4, 2012 due to the Gospel Fest and NO Meeting on Saturday, September 1, 2012 due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Service Office will be OPEN AND READY TO SERVE YOU during regular business hours during August, so feel free to call 773-745-2894 or stop by
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00
p.m. Thank you!
Need a service or have a question? Contact my ward office at 773-745-2894, or send an email: email@example.com