By Amanda Amsel
The Lincoln Village Residents Association is celebrating the end of summer by holding public concerts in the park throughout August.
The annual concerts, Music in the Park, will take place the first and third Saturday of August.
“The concerts always take place at Carl Frye Park from 7 to 10 p.m.,” said Terry Allen, president of the Lincoln Village Residents Association. “They are open to all of the Prairie Township residents and are free.”
This month, Copyright Infringement and the River Rats will be performing.
According to Allen, guests are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on, as well as some drinks and food if they desire. However, no alcohol is allowed in the park.
The bands that perform are chosen based on recommendations, Allen added. The bands that will be performing in August have performed at past Music in the Park events and know members of the Lincoln Village Residents Association.
“We are always open to other bands,” Allen said. “However, we would need to hear some of their music first to see if they were a good fit.”
People of all ages and backgrounds attend the popular concerts and enjoy listening to the live music and taking in the warm weather. Tips for the band are encouraged and raffle tickets are sold. All the proceeds from the raffle tickets go toward events the Lincoln Village Residents Association will be hosting in 2017.
This is just one of many events the organization puts on for their neighborhood and the surrounding community. They also host yard sales, Easter egg hunts, Christmas celebrations, Halloween events and other holiday-themed events.
The other big event they have coming up in August is the annual community-wide yard sale. During this event, Lincoln Village residents open up their neighborhood to area shoppers looking for a bargain. The yard sale will take place Aug. 12-14 and anyone in the township is invited to come find some deals.
The Lincoln Village Residents Association is also always looking for new members. If you are interested in volunteering for one of their events, joining or want to learn more about the activities they will hosting the remainder of the year, visit www.neighborhoodlink.com.