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2019 Fountain Decorating Social

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

2019 FOUNTAIN DECORATING SOCIAL

Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 8am – 5pm

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FUN FOR ALL AGES -Give Back to the Community – Meet People – Bring and Share Seasonal Food!

Wicker Park Garden Club and Wicker Park Advisory Council will Kick off the Holiday Season with community spirit and even some long-standing decorating competition! Join us and help decorate Wicker Park’s Historic Gurgoyle Fountain.

Wicker Park’s iconic Gurgoyle Fountain was restored this year with a $67,000 grant from Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 (WPB SSA #33), the neighborhood’s business improvement district. The SSA commissioned the Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio (CSOS) to complete this project, which included the removal of old paint and corrosion from Gurgoyle Fountain and its four cast iron urns, repainting and resealing to protect against future damage, and reconstruction of the top ornament on the fountain.

DECORATE THE FOUNTAIN COURT We will begin by cutting up 30 trees to make greens for the urns and decorate the 12 urns and rose partiers sounding the fountain. The four historic urns will feature lit trees. The newly restored fountain will be illuminated, but no colored lights will be added this year.

LOCATION: Wicker Park – 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

TOOLS: Bring Gloves, Pruners, Loppers, Small Hand Saws if you Have Them. We will will have extra saws and other tools for you to use.

BRING FOOD: Bring some finger food to Share!

MORE INFO: Doug.Wood@WickerPark.org

The Event is a Partnership between Wicker Park Garden Club and Wicker Park Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, and City Tree Delivery

 

Details

Date:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0848a9ad2ea5f49-fountain1

Organizer

Wicker Park Advisory Council
Email:
info@wickerpark.org
Website:
http://wickerpark.org/

Venue

Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-742-7553

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Open 9am – 5pm Jun-Oct
Sun: Closed Nov-Jun

Park Supervisor
Claribel “Clare” Rodriguez