Family, Fun, and Fireworks

a special event by L.A.C.E.

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2017) – “You can’t replace Autumn Fest. This is not an Autumn Fest replacement,” said Jean McCall and Debbie Waitekus at the planning meeting for the September 9 “Family, Fun, & Fireworks” event. McCall and Waitekus are on the Board of LACE—the Lansing Association for Community Events—whose annual Autumn Fest quickly became a popular event for Lansing and surrounding towns. But with Fox Pointe undergoing major construction this year, Autumn Fest is on hiatus.

LACE Board members discuss details surrounding their September 9 “Family, Fun, & Fireworks” event.
LACE considered alternate locations, but none would able to accommodate the booths, stage, parking, foot traffic, food, and libations that Autumn Fest involves.

PAID MESSAGE FROM AN ADVERTISING MEMBER —

“We couldn’t do the Fest this year, so we just wanted to do something good for the community. This is a one-time event,” Waitekus explained.

At an August 23 planning meeting, LACE Board members spent about an hour finalizing details surrounding entertainment, food, security, advertising, and other particulars. Though Family, Fun, & Fireworks will not be as big an event as Autumn Fest, LACE hopes it will bring the community together for fall fun and fellowship.

Family, Fun, & Fireworks

PAID MESSAGE FROM AN ADVERTISING MEMBER —

At Lansing Country Club (18600 Wentworth Ave):

  • Saturday, September 9, 4:00pm–11:00pm
  • Free admission!

Tentative schedule

Includes all of the following and more:

  • 4:00pm—Jayme Jay Meyer
  • 4:30pm—Magician Ken Mate
  • 5:30pm—Traveling World of Reptiles
  • 6:00pm—Balloons and canvas painting
  • 6:00pm—DJ Leo Valencia
  • 8:30pm—Fireworks
  • 9:00pm—Latin Satin Soul

Other instructions

  • Bring blankets and lawn chairs for maximum fireworks enjoyment
  • Leave your pets at home
  • No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages
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