Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Hot and Exciting Day at Ribfest!

This past Saturday, July 2nd, HSP had a great time at the Naperville Ribfest volunteering! The HSP crew came out in droves with more than 25 volunteers to lend a helping hand to our staff to help out the Naperville Exchange Club, who puts on the Ribfest each year. We had two shifts of volunteers, one was from 11a.m-5p.m. and the other was from 4p.m-10p.m. Our volunteers worked at both the gates and the beverage tents.

Ribfest had some great events planned for the evening including performances by The Waterdawgs, Dreams, Mass Chemistry, 7th Heaven, and even STYX! Ribfest was held at the Naperville Knoch Park and went from July 1st-4th, and each day more than 50,000 attendees were expected. there were also fireworks planned for the Fourth of July!

HSP is very grateful to have such dedicated volunteers giving their time to help out at the Naperville Ribfest. It was a very hot day out and the volunteers were able to do fantastic work in assisting HSP and the Naperville Exchange Club. The proceeds from the Ribfest totaled more thatn $800,000 in 2010 and were distributed to dozens of area non-profits. The Exchange Club’s donation to the HSP funded more thatn 20% of our summertime Feed The Kids Program! We are so thankful to have their support. Everyone here at HSP is looking forward to next year and we hope to have another great group helping us out in the future.

Thanks for all your hard-work!

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