‘Livin’ It Up’ coming to Sunset Hill Farm Park
June 13, 2012 4:30PM
Updated: July 15, 2012 3:19PM
It won’t be too much longer and it will be time for “Livin’ It Up.”
On June 30, beginning at noon, Sunset Hill Farm County Park will be rockin’ and reelin’ with live bands playing your favorites all day until 10 p.m.
The music extravaganza will feature nine different bands guaranteed to keep you hopping and happy: Nawty, Hoosier Highway, Overdue, Glitch, Vultress, Stonewave, Eclipse Dancers, James Saqui and Red Light Runner. Andy Petrovich will be the deejay.
The day will begin with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Special Olympics athlete Michael Byerly. An added attraction is a special performance by the Porter County Special Olympics cheering squad, led by Caitlyn Gear, Valparaiso High School cheerleader.
But that’s not all. A car show will start off the day, so for those of you who love to show off your classy vehicles, a call to Paula at 759-3345 will get you registered.
Judging will be by Special Olympics athletes, and awards will be given in several categories. For people who would rather run than ride, a 5K run will be featured at 6 p.m. with Todd Henderlong planning the run. (I’ll cheer for you as you run by.)
And no fest would be fun without crafts and food booths, plus activities for the kids, so it will all be there for you.
Leroy’s will be hosting a beer garden, and identification will be checked.
The first ever “Livin’ It Up” was held last year as the brainchild of John and Julie King, who wanted to have a very special event to raise funds for very special people — our Special Olympians.
Its success has them even working harder to make this year’s event tops. The intent of all those involved is to make it a day that can be enjoyed by everyone of every age, and is affordable.
That is why, for only $10 a carload, you and your family and friends can delight in a full day of fun. This is truly a family affair, a teenage blast, and a great happening for the young at heart.
Whether you come for all or part of the day, you are destined to relish the experience.
Where else could you sway to the music of so many bands for such a minimal cost? The ultimate fireworks at dusk will be the end of a perfect day right in our own back yard.
Bring your lawn chairs and pick your “place in the sun,” and after singing and swaying all day, when the sun disappears, be ready to see the sky light up with an amazing fireworks display by Badaboom.
For further information, call 263-8904, and listen to WVLP-FM 98.3 or streaming online at 9 p.m. Tuesday’s for the Livin’ It Up hour.
Every time I drive by Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso, there seems to be something going on.
Porter Health Care System has joined the summertime fun with several interactive lunchtime events from noon to 1 p.m. On June 26, there will be Yoga in the Park. On July 24, come and learn core strength instructions.
Then Aug. 7 (starting at 11 a.m.), local produce will be featured for Healthy Eating, with the final segment Aug. 28 with Back to Basics for healthy eating. Exercise, then eat — sounds like a plan!
To all of you men who are involved in a child’s life in a positive way, Happy Father’s Day. Thanks for caring about children and being there for them.
Now I hope you all have a great day because you deserve it.
Thanks for reading. Fly your flag.