October 22nd-23rd Circus in the Parks Fundraiser
FRIENDS OF FILBERT PLAYLOT PARK helped co-run the Circus in the Parks at Chase Park! The circus featured a whimsical assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists, and a dog that provided delightful entertainment to adults and kids of all ages. The circus has been a tremendous fundraiser for Park Advisory Councils throughout Chicago in recent years. Chase Park is the sister park to Filbert Playlot Park. The Chase Park Advisory Council was gracious enough to share this fundraising opportunity with FRIENDS OF FILBERT PLAYLOT PARK. We are sincerely grateful to them for this amazing opportunity!
The event was a huge success – all 4 shows sold-out and Mayor Emanuel and his family attended the last show! The final numbers are still being tallied with all of the participating parks, but we estimate that FRIENDS OF FILBERT PLAYLOT PARK made $8,000+ from this fundraiser alone. We would like to thank our volunteers who helped prepare and run the concessions during the circus: Casey Reidy, Laura McDaniel, Ryan McDaniel, James Crowley, and Emily Klingensmith.