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Come join the fun in Park Ridge this weekend!

May 18, 2018 01:36 PM

Saturday, May 19, 2018  Harry O'Brien Fund Run

Registration begins at 7 am and the event starts at 8 am.  Please contact the Park Ridge Community Fund with any questions at (847) 825-5311.  

Centennial Activity Center, 100 S. Western Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Event History
The Harry O'Brien Fund Run is sponsored by the Park Ridge Community Fund and the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds are used to help those in need in our community through the agencies supported by the Park Ridge Community Fund. Who was Harry O’Brien? Harry O'Brien's life passion was organizing events and festivals to allow businesses and residents to enjoy supporting our community. Help us honor his legacy of community spirit by joining this Fund Run or family walk. You will be supporting 23 local social service agencies.


Sunday, May 20, 2018  Norway Day Parade

A parade celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day featuring Scandinavian organizations with members in traditional costumes along with marching bands, antique cars and floats steps off at Cumberland and Talcott at 1 pm. and marches north on Cumberland to Prairie to Main and concludes at City Hall.

The parade will feature many Scandinavian social, church and civic organizations with members wearing traditional costumes, along with floats, the Maine South Marching Band, Steperettes Cadet Color Guard, Medinah Big Wheels and Shriners Flying Carpets. Music in Hodges Park will be provided by the Norwegian Bachelor Farmer singers. Leikarringen Heimhug, Norwegian Dancers of Chicago, will perform and lead the audience in a Grand March with traditional Scandinavian music in front of City Hall.  Other festivities in Hodges Park will include refreshments, activities for children, Scandinavian vendors and displays and entertainment.

The event is free and is sponsored by the Norwegian National League.  The Norwegian National League website is


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