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Tailgating Night, inflatable rides at next Charles City Party in the Park

To The Press

Football season is right around the corner, and you can show off your team spirit at the next Charles City Party in the Park on Friday evening.

Tailgating Night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in Central Park, and organizers encourage people to wear their favorite sports team’s colors or jerseys while they enjoy the music of the Jay Clyde band.

There will also be inflatable rides for the kids, along with other children’s activities, bean bag toss, food and beverage vendors and the Pubcrawlers’ Beer Garden. The Charles City High School Class of 1974 will also have a reunion tent in the park that night.

Food vendors scheduled to be on hand will be Black Dog BBQ, Hy-Vee, Cal’s Donuts, Cookie Doughtique, Island Grill, Maria’s Tacos, Tropical Sno and the Rotary Popcorn Wagon. TLC: The Learning Center will be selling pop and water as well.

On stage, the Jay Clyde Band will present selections including country rock, southern rock, classic rock, as well as some of today’s top radio hits. The band has opened for a number of national touring acts and played at many large events.

Admission to Party in the Park is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Tokens to purchase food, drink and participate in many of the activities may be obtained from the Chuck Chip Table near the center of the park or from volunteers in red Chuck aprons throughout the park, or in advance at the Community Development Office at 401 N. Main Street.

Party in the Park is hosted by Community Revitalization and made possible through the support of local businesses. Sponsors this Friday are Cedar Valley Orthodonics, Dairy Queen, Family Community Credit Union, Kronlage & Olson, Lessin Supply, Special Medical Services, The Optometric Center, Perry Novak Electric, Office World/Rapid Printers, Pizza Ranch, State Farm Insurance/Jeremy Rogstad, North Iowa Broadcasting (KCHA) and Jendro Sanitation.

For more information, contact the Community Revitalization office at 401 North Main St. at 641-228-2335, email info@charlescitychamber.com or visit www.charlescitychamber.com under “Revitalization.” You can also stay up to date on all things Party in the Park through Facebook at Chuck Town: Charles City.

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