Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Independence Day Tea Party Family Fun

A big family-friendly Independence Day part will be hosted by more than 10 Chicago-area Tea Party groups on Saturday, July 3, 2010, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm . The admission-free event will be staged at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm, 17250 Weber Road in Lockport, Illinois (see map). There is plenty of free parking and free entertainment for the kids. Some of the fun activities are listed below. This is a "combined" Tea Party event, with each of the Tea Party groups hosting their own booths with various activities (see list below). The booths will be on the outer parameter of a central picnic area. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Siegel's Cottonwood Farm. Please remember to patronize Cottonwood farm for so graciously allowing the use of their facility for this event. Cottonwood Farms is also providing free children's entertainment, including train rides and inflatable jumpies. Entertainment Events... Cook County Tea Party - will be the soap box for the event. Do you have a speech that you want to give? Go to the Cook County Tea Party booth and jump up on their soap box and rant away! Please limit your speech to two-minutes. Lemont Tea Party - will be "Campaign headquarters" for the event. All the candidates running for office are invited to distribute their campaign flyers and yards sign at this booth. At Campaign school you learn how to make phone calls, knocking doors and get signatures for Tea Party candidates. Tri-Count-Teas (DuPage, Kane, and Cook counties) - will be providing musical entertainment featuring the music of Sue Lovato and Megan Fox from Homer/Lockport Tea Party. Homer/Lockport Tea Party - will be presenting a short story about our founding fathers. You can also come to the Homer/Lockport Tea Party booth to Reaffirm the Declaration of Independence -sign your name to a copy the Declaration of Independence reaffirming your beliefs in the United States of America and the principals that our country was founded on. Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures will be providing children's entertainment with "Bubba the Alligator" singing to along to God Bless America. Jim will also have many of his other animals to entertain the children. Sponsored by the Homer/Lockport Tea Party. Invite your friends, bring your families and please spread the word! Other Participating groups include: Joliet Tax Day Tea Party New Lenox Tea Party Plainfield Tea Party (on Facebook) Palos Liberty Tree Tea Party (no website) Gateway Tea Party (Will County Tea Party Alliance on Facebook) First Tea Party of Bolingbrook (on Facebook) Questions about the July 3 event can be sent to CookCountyTeaParty@gmail.com or call Laurie Hellmer (312) 342-6988. For more events see the Cook County Tea Party's Calendar. (Note: This has been posted elsewhere, but Chicago News Bench enhanced it with more info, such as web links, and correct names.)