How about a little “Kiss”? Firefighters’ Rock the Park returns July 22

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The LaPorte Firefighters Association’s popular Rock the Park will return to the Fox Park amphitheater on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Fox Park Band shell on Clear Lake in LaPorte. Among the event’s traditional mix of local and regional music acts will be Mr. Speed, which has been called the world’s best Kiss tribute band.

Doors open at noon, with music starting at 4 p.m. The music lineup includes Scream at 4 p.m., the Jim Post Band at 6:15 p.m., and Mr. Speed at 9 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase (absolutely NO carry-ins allowed), and the traditional cornhole tournament will be held (details below).

Admission to Rock the Park is $5 for adults; kids under 12 may enter free with a paid adult. Bring lawn chairs/blankets.

This event raises funds to help burn victims, as well as the Autism Association of Northwest Indiana, Relay for Life, the LaPorte Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer research and detection program, scholarships for local students, and the fire department’s own Survive Alive Program, which teaches kids about fire safety and what to do in the event of a fire in the home.

“As we did for last year’s event, we have decided to forgo hiring a solicitor and are handling all fundraising in house,” the fire department stated in a press release. “This means that 100% of all donations, after expenses, will be going to our charities. We feel we can achieve so much more this way and can greatly increase the amount of support we can offer our charities. Last year we were able to award $5,000 in scholarship money to local college students. We were also able to continue to support our local Burn Fund. This special fund helps the victims of fires by providing them with money for temporary lodging and to purchase new clothing.”

Cornhole tournament information

Check in/warmups start at 1 p.m. Matches begin at 2 p.m. Limited to first 32 teams – double elimination – format/payout determined by amount of teams. $20 entry fee includes event admission. For signup and information, call 219-898-0023 or 219-363-4744.

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One Response to “How about a little “Kiss”? Firefighters’ Rock the Park returns July 22”

  1. old folk

    Jul 11. 2017

    not my cup of tea.

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