Newsletter Honored for 4th Consecutive Year; Branding Honored for 3rd Consecutive Year
Lincoln Central Association was recently honored with a Grand Award and three Awards of Excellence in the 31st Annual APEX Awards.
LCA’s newsletter, From the Heart, was honored for the fourth consecutive year receiving both an APEX Award of Excellence in the One to Two Person Produced Newsletter category and a Grand Award in the Writing category for a feature article in the newsletter’s December 2018 edition titled Exploring the Heart of a Volcano: The Day We Met a Hawaiian Prince.
For the third consecutive year, LCA’s organizational branding was also honored, this year winning an Award of Excellence in the Campaigns, Programs & Plans category for the Putting Our Heart Into Everything We Do campaign.
LCA was awarded another 2019 Award of Excellence in the Writing — Speech and Script Writing category for a speech, The Neighborhood Looks to the Future, written and delivered by LCA President Kenneth Dotson for the May 2017 groundbreaking ceremony for The Lincoln Common, a mixed-use development on the former Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park.
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Join us for the 6th Annual Evening in the Garden
Thursday, September 12th | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Fire Station Park
You are invited to join us on Thursday, September for the 6th Annual Evening in the Garden, a neighborhood reception-style event hosted each year by Lincoln Central Association with the assistance of neighborhood businesses who help support our initiatives.
The event will once again be held in LCA's award-winning Fire Station Park, recipient of Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards in both 2017 and 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
If you've never been to one of LCA's magical Fire Station Park events, watch the video below:
Additionally, the Evening in the Garden will feature prominent Chicago magician, the amazing Benjamin Barnes. Benjamin will stroll through the event performing close-up magic and unbelievable illusions.
J9 Wine Bar Hosts LCA Members
Lincoln Central Association member and sponsor J9 Wine Bar will host LCA members on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at their 1961 N. Halsted Street location for a free wine tasting reception. Guests can expect wine pairings with hors d'oeuvres and tasting tips. Look for an RSVP email soon!
Thank you to those of you who support businesses who support LCA through membership. It has been gratifying to see the positive impact LCA has had on this member business and other member businesses.
Fire Station Park Wins 2nd Excellence in Gardening
The Fire Station Park, a project of the Lincoln Central Association, has won a 2018 Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award, a city-wide gardening competition created to acknowledge the many gardeners who help to make Chicago a beautiful, sustainable and welcoming place to live and work. Fire Station Park Also won in 2017
Sally Drucker, LCA Parks Chair and Board Member, and LCA Vice President Kathy Jordan received the award on behalf of Lincoln Central at the awards ceremony in the Chicago Cultural Center.
LCA President Kenneth Dotson said, "Congratulations to Sally, in particular, whose vision and leadership of the park has brought this wonderful achievement to LCA."
The competition featured gardens from 26 Chicago Wards, including homes, schools, churches, universities, associations, businesses and demonstration gardens. Categories included community gardens, school gardens, residential gardens (vegetable, ornamental, specialty) and other gardens. Fire Station Park was entered in the "other" category, since it includes both vegetable and ornamental plants indigenous to Illinois.
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