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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Naperville Municipal Band Concert Bake Sale hosts are announced


During Naperville Municipal Band Concerts on Thursday evenings, concert moderator Ann Lord directs folks to the Gazebo in Central Park where local nonprofit groups such as Lizzy’s Fund have a chance to create awareness and raise a little funding during weekly bake sales. Stay tuned for this year’s schedule of concert themes that begin when the big stage door goes up on the summer series at 7:30PM Thurs., June 9. (PN File Photo)

Earlier this year, the Naperville Municipal Band sent out its annual solicitation notice to the public requesting for nonprofit organizations to apply to be part of its lottery and a chance to host a bake sale in the gazebo during summer concerts in Central Park.

For 2022, concerts will be held at 7:30PM on Thursdays from June 9 through August 11. Any nonprofit organization serving the Naperville community was eligible to apply.

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According to Rachel Israel, Concert Bake Sale Chair, in early May the organizations that were selected in the drawing were contacted to confirm availability. By last week all dates were confirmed by the nonprofit groups.

For 10 weeks during the summer, the big stage door goes up for a Thursday evening performance by the Naperville Municipal Band in Central Park.

Now during the upcoming concert season, the community will have a chance to taste test for the best bakers and treat makers in town.

2022 Naperville Municipal Band Bake Sale Sponsors

June 9 – Lizzy’s Fund
June 16 – AAUW Naperville Area
June 23 – Congregation Beth Shalom
June 30 – League of Women Voters
July 7 – Illinois Independent Living Center – Katharine Manor
July 14 – IL National Organization for Women
July 21 – Naperville Noon Lions Club
July 28 – Safe Haven Dog Rescue
August 4 – Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club
August 11 – Naperville Preservation, Inc.

The north entrance to Central Park is from Benton Avenue. On the south, enter from Jefferson Avenue, near Quigley’s Irish Pub. Many downtown restaurants feature dinners “to go,” perfect for a picnic in the park during concerts, and to be followed by treats from the weekly bake sales.

Established in 1859, the Naperville Municipal Band performs its outdoor summer concert series in the Naperville Community Concert Center in Naperville’s Central Park. Under the leadership of Conductor and Music Director Ron Keller as well as Assistant Directors René Rosa and Emily Binder, the award-winning band with Ann Lord as emcee entertains thousands of listeners every summer with its free weekly concerts, in addition to fall, winter and spring concerts, also with no admission charge.

For more information, visit www.napervilleband.org.


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