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Seneca event will raise funds for all-inclusive playground

Event will raise funds for all-inclusive playground in Seneca

Fun, music and a delicious dinner by 5 B’s Catering will kick off a fundraiser on Sunday at the Gene and Rosemary Lamb All-Inclusive Playground in Seneca’s Crotty Park.

The event, “Zippity Doo Dah,” will celebrate the grand opening of the new zip line and hopes to raise money for shade covers and additional accessible equipment for the playground. Festivities begin at 4 p.m., and will feature live music from San Antonio, Texas, musician Jed Craddock.

“We are excited to create the opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate this wonderful playground where every person, regardless of ability, can play alongside family and friends,” Lauren Lamb said. “The playground installed in May 2018 has added a great deal to the Seneca community, and we hope residents and visitors alike will help us raise the money needed to add more ways for people to enjoy the playground for generations to come.”

A chicken or pork chop dinner is available for $15, and a child’s meal with a hot dog and chips is $3 and will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or while quantities last, with carry-outs available.

Advance tickets are available online through the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation at www.tinyurl.com/zippitydo, or at City Hall and PNB Bank in Seneca. 

Raffle tickets are being sold in advance for $5 for the chance to win a restored Harley-Davidson gas pump or weeklong trip to Florida. Raffle tickets are available at City Hall in Seneca and at the event. A special children’s raffle during the event will award two lucky winners the very first zip line ride

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation has partnered with the George and Cindy Lamb family since late 2017 to create and maintain a permanent fund to support the playground.

“We encourage families and friends to join in the fun for Zippity Doo Dah and give generously,” said Pamela Beckett, president of the SRCCF. “Very few communities are blessed to have been given such a welcoming and accessible place for kids to play together, regardless of their abilities. The Lamb family continues to give back to their community and with everyone’s help, the park will continue to expand into a playground like no other.”

To make a donation, visit https://srccf.org/donate/the-lamb-family-fund-for-crotty-park-playground/

In case of severe weather, the event will be moved to the Seneca Grade School South Campus. For information, call George and Cindy Lamb at 815-357-8332.

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