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Join us for the 5th Annual Summer Sipper on June 23
Sunday, June 23 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM | Fire Station Park (Armitage & Larrabee)
You are invited to join us on Sunday, June 23rd for the 5th Annual Summer Sipper, 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 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Check out last year's event here:
Additionally, the Summer Sipper will feature prominent Chicago magician, the amazing Benjamin Barnes. Benjamin will stroll through the event performing close-up magic and unbelievable illusions.
The first Summer Sipper held in 2015 featured a potluck table with neighbors bringing dishes and/or beverages prepared with or inspired by items grown in the gardens at Fire Station Park. Although neighborhood food and beverage establishments now participate in the event, the potluck remains one of the most popular aspects of Summer Sipper.
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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