July 21, 2012
by the Stage Coach Players
Waterman Lions Summerfest
Antique Tractor & Farm Equipment Show
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Waterman Lions Park
Come see Tractors, Trucks, Scale Models, Engines! Food booths, crafts, bands, kids events, other family orientated Summerfest activities. This all-day event starts with a French toast breakfast at 7 a.m. and ends with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
New to this year’s show is participation by the Northwest Illinois Chapter of the American Historical Truck Association and its traveling museum, a vintage baseball game and a cowboy fast-draw contest. The championship garden and minitractor pull will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features most classes of garden tractors including those with modified engines in the 100 HP-area.
The annual parade of antique tractors and trucks will be about noon. Other planned attractions include Dixieland band Barb City Stompers playing from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m., jam sessions by Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, crafter/flea market booths, petting zoo, Waterman & Western train rides, Lions Club food concessions, kiddy tractor pull, children’s games and other family activities.
The Lions will draw names for the draw-down raffle at 5 p.m. Pub West will host a beer garden starting at 3 p.m. The bands Destination Unknown will play from 5:45 – 7:45 and The Party Doctors take the stage from 8pm – 11:30pm.
http://watermanil.com/lionssummerfest2012.htm or http://watermanil.com/waterman_summerfest_events.htm for more information
TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2nd “24 HOUR THEATRE PROJECT”
SANDWICH – PR Productions announces details on an exclusive opportunity for theatre goers.
Performances of the “24 Hour Theatre Project: Take Two”, presented by PR Productions of Sandwich, are to be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012. All performances are held at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad Street, Sandwich.
Tickets are now on sale for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door, and can be purchased by visiting www.wewantpr.com or by calling PR Productions at 815-797-9565.
Cast members for the “24 Hour Theatre Project” are from Sandwich, Plano, Oswego, Genoa, DeKalb, Sycamore, Somonauk, LaSalle and Peru.
The project will test the abilities of local performers, tasking them with creating a full length theatrical performance in just 24 hours time.
Cast members will gather on the evening of Friday, July 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. At that time, specific details on the project will be announced to the project members, including what show will be performed. Rehearsals will begin immediately and will continue for 24 hours. At the conclusion of that time, project members will break for one hour, and then open the show for public performances.
“We understand that this is a tough sell,” explained Chris Roe, Co-Founder of PR Productions, and resident of Plano. “We’re asking audience members to buy tickets to a show that will remain a secret until a day before opening.”
Roe promised that the show is one that features many recognizable songs and dances.
“When we were planning the project, we knew we needed a performance that was family friendly,” he said. “The show we will present to the audience is packed with songs that everyone will love.”
“Patrons are in the dark,” said Kris Pagoria, co-founder of PR Productions and resident of Sandwich. “We’re asking for people who love theatre to support this project. We will announce what the show is on Friday night after the cast begins their vigorous 24 hours of rehearsal.”
Pagoria said that a lot of information is being revealed daily on the group’s Facebook page.
“We try to release a new secret every couple of days,” he said. “If you like our Facebook page, you can watch videos from our entire cast, read about the project and be the first to find out what the show is once we reveal it to the cast.”
In order to “like” the Facebook page connected with the project, you are encouraged to search for “PR Productions” on your profile page.
For more information on PR Productions’ “24 Hour Theatre Project,” log on to the group’s website at www.wewantpr.com or find “PR Productions” on Facebook.
Waterman Summerfest and Antique Tractor & Farm Equipment Show
Saturday, Jul 21, 2012
Waterman Lions Park, 420 South Birch Street, Waterman
The Waterman Lions are in the final planning stages for their 12th Annual Summerfest and Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment Show which will be Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Waterman Lions Park. The day will begin at 7am with a french toast breakfast and runs all day, ending with a fireworks display at 9pm. New to this year’s show is the Northwest Illinois Chapter of American Historical Truck Association and their traveling museum, a vintage base ball game and a Cowboy Fast Draw Contest.
The Championship Garden and Mini Tractor Pull will run from 10am-4pm. It features most classes of garden tractors. The annual parade of antique tractors will be held around 12noon. Other planned attractions includ Dixieland band Barb City Stompers playing from 2:30-4:45pm, crafter/flea market booths, petting zoo, train rides on Pete’s (Waterman & Western) Miniature Train, Lions Club food concessions, kiddie tractor pull, kids games and and other family activities.
The Lions will draw names in its draw-down raffle at 5 p.m. Pub West will host a beer garden starting at 3 p.m. The band (not yet decided) will play at 8 p.m. Waterman Lions Park is located at 420 S. Birch St. in Waterman, Ill. Waterman is located on US Route 30 about 25 miles west of Aurora. It is just 10 miles south of DeKalb.
Gardening Basics for Children – “Garden Maintenance”
Saturday, July 21
Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free/Donations welcome
Location: Sycamore History Museum
Working with Master Gardeners, children (third-sixth grade) will learn what is involved in maintaining a garden throughout the summer. Registration is recommended, and parents must stay with child (due to types of tools that will be used during the program). Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension.