Naperville Now 08-31-18

Last Fling Preview

Labor Day is here, and in Naperville, that means the Last Fling. The carnival and Family Funland are always popular. And this year’s musical acts are full of stars like Lance Bass and the Pop 2000 Tour tonight, the PG-13-rated Gen-X Summer Tour on Saturday and finally, Cheap Trick and hometown heroes Lucky Boys Confusion on Sunday.

 

Fling Mile and Parade

And on Monday you can lace up your running shoes for the Fling Mile or line the streets for the Labor Day Parade. The mile starts at 9:15 a.m. and same-day registration is available for $20 in the Dean’s parking lot. The parade will march down Mill Street starting at 10 a.m., turn left on Jackson Avenue, and right on Main Street before finishing on Porter Avenue. You can catch all the live parade coverage on NCTV17.

 

Dollar Up, Hunger Down

Starting September 1, you may see these boxes out at many Naperville restaurants. Participating establishments have partnered with Loaves & Fishes in their Dollar Up, Hunger Down program, inviting diners to contribute a dollar to the non-profit. Loaves & Fishes can turn that single dollar into eight dollars worth of food through their cooperative buying power. The full list of participating restaurants is available on Loaves & Fishes website [loaves-fishes.org]

 

Tom Schlegel Memorial Fund

At tonight’s Neuqua Valley home football game against Stevenson the referee crew, led by Jim Schrank, will be donating their game fees for the varsity and sophomore games to the Tom Schlegel Memorial Fund. Tom Schlegel was a former Naperville Central graduate and Neuqua Valley teacher and football coach who passed away in 2006. With the help of his wife Julie Schlegel, The Memorial Fund is set up as a scholarship grant for Neuqua Valley seniors looking to pursue careers related to physical fitness. The annual Tom Schlegel 5K Run also raises money for the Memorial Fund and will be held on Sunday, October 14.

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