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The Annual Y-Service Club Watermelon Fundraiser will be held July 24th-26th. Donations for the watermelon are $7.00 each. Presale tickets may be purchased at the YMCA or on the days that the event is being held. Proceeds from the benefit youth programs at the YMCA and throughout the Kankakee community.
The 6th Annual Manhattan Police & Fire Community Night will take place Friday July 25th from 6pm-8:30pm at the Manhattan Central Park. They will have a fire safety obstacle course, bomb squad, K-9 demo's, rollover simulator, the Will County Sheriffs Police will be there as well as the Special Operations Group, Touch-A-Truck, and numerous giveaways. Central Park is located at 110 S Park Road, Manhattan, IL. For more information, visit www.manhattanfire.org today.
The Band Aid benefit which is dedicated to helping keep music in area schools will take place Saturday August 23rd from 11a-11p. The cost is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and free to children age 5 and under. Come out to see local musicians performing an outdoor concert at River Road Park in Kankakee. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand as well. For more information visit www.facebook.com/bandaidkankakee or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to the 79th Annual Greek Festival to be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 on the church grounds of the Aunnunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 296 N. Washington Avenue in Kankakee. Featuring Greek style shishkabob and chicken. There will also be Greek pastries, refreshments, bingo, and Greek music. A raffle will be held for cash prizes. The grand prize will be $5,000.00, plus several more cash prizes. Winner need not be present. For more information, call Bill's Diner at 815-935-2064 or the church at 815-933-5482.
The Jogging with Jaime Brain Tumor Awareness 5K run/2 mile walk will take place September 13th at the Civic Auditorium located at 803 South 8th Ave, Kankakee, 60901. All proceeds will go to the American Brain Tumor Association. The cost will be $20.00 if you prepay. Register by July 31st to get a shirt! Just visit www.register.itsracetime.com/register/?event=27256. The cost will be $25.00 the day of the race and registration will start at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. Come out to support this great cause.