Clarendon Hills wins Governor’s Hometown Award for concert series
Updated: January 14, 2013 6:10AM
CLARENDON HILLS — The Clarendon Hills The Dancin’ in the Street summer concert series has been honored with a 2012 Governor’s Hometown Award.
The award recognizes volunteerism that benefits communities across Illinois.
The concert series is made possible through the efforts of the village’s Special Events Committee. That group does a variety of work for the concert series, including scouting and booking bands, seeking sponsorships, and coordinating publicity. Volunteers also work at the beverage tent, coordinate all announcements and welcome people to downtown
As a result of their efforts, the concerts are self-financed through sponsorships and beverage sales. Clarendon Hills received a road sign and plaque to commemorate the honor.
“This is a great honor for Dancin’ in the Street,” said Renee Kirwin, chairman of the Special Events Committee. “I truly enjoy working with the committee and being part of the concert series. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community while having fun and listening to great music.”
Governor’s Home Town Award recipients are selected by volunteer judges who review and rank applications based on a variety of factors, including local need, volunteer participation, use of resources and the results achieved.