‘Buy a Brick’ Campaign continues

During the Riverwalk 2000 fundraiser launched in 1997, the Daily Herald sponsored a “Buy a Brick” ad campaign featuring different residents holding the “Your Name Here” brick.

Today, the initiative that gives individuals the opportunity to write a message to be engraved on a brick or a granite stone continues to be a popular gift item and a way to support the Riverwalk Foundation.

Find complete details with photos about this personalized gift in a story featured at www.positivelynaperville.com. Search “Buy a Brick.”

To order a 4 x 8 brick ($150) for the Riverwalk extension or an 8 x 8 brick ($250) for Fredenhagen Park, simply send a check made payable to the Riverwalk Foundation with your 12 character per line, 3-line ($150) or 6-line message ($250) to Jan Erickson, Riverwalk Administrator, City of Naperville, TED Business Group, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Include your name, address, phone number, e-mail or other contact information.

For more info, contact Erickson at (630) 305-5984 or ericksonj@naperville.il.us. Note! Bricks can now be ordered online at napervilleriverwalkfoundation.org.

Visit veterans! Play bingo!

Every month from September to June on the second Tuesday, a bus departs promptly at 6:15PM from the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post 43, 908 W. Jackson Ave., with folks eager to spread good cheer to veterans receiving treatment at Hine VA Hospital in Maywood.

The public is welcome to help fill the bus on Tues., Feb. 12, then March 12, a special time when visitors play BINGO and visit with the veterans.

For more info, call organizer John Shaw at (630) 961-3479, Mike Barbour at (630) 240-1645 or Jan Barbour at (630) 247-9007.

Billy Idol will headline Naperville’s Ribfest July 3

Billy Idol will headline Naperville’s Ribfest in Knoch Park on Wed., July 3. The first lineup announcement for 2019 has the Ribfest chairs and the club smiling.

“Billy Idol has always been ahead of his time. He’s unique and talented”, says Pete Paulsen, co-chair of 2019 Ribfest, “and this is his first performance at Ribfest. We’re planning for a big night.”

Tickets for Ribfest are available at ribfest.net.

West Suburban Irish to hold Emerald Dinner Feb. 23

The West Suburban Irish will host its annual Emerald Dinner beginning at 6PM Sat., Feb. 23, returning to White Eagle Golf Club.

The annual fundraiser benefits the West Suburban Irish and St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Organizers welcome the community to “good food, good friends, and good music.”

Doors open at 6PM with a showcase of raffle and silent auction items, combined with camaraderie and live entertainment. Dinner will be served at 7:30PM.

Early Bird Special $700 per table of ten or individual tickets for $75 through Feb. 4, 2019. Prices after Feb. 4 are $80 per person or a table of ten for $750 and $80 per person.

All reservations must be received by Feb. 14, 2019.

Tickets may be ordered online at wsirish.org.

Note also, the West Suburban Irish will host the 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, stepping off at 10AM Sat., March 16, following the Sunrise Rotary St. Paddy’s Day 5K in downtown Naperville.