Four local winners of the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra’s raffle in July during Taste of Park Ridge have been announced, and winners have been notified by email.
Kim Jones is the winner of a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, Lisa Warchol is the winner of a $10 Buona gift card, Kendra Kohler is the winner of a limited-edition Park Ridge-themed ornament, value $25, signed by Park Ridge artist Rex Parker. Gerry Waller is the winner of two tickets to the Casino Night Gala on September 23; a value of at least $150. The Gala is Park Ridge Civic Orchestra’s major annual benefit event.
These four winners and many other visitors filled out raffle tickets at the PRCOrchestra’s booth in the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce “Canopies on Courtland” consumer exhibit at Hodges Park during Taste of Park Ridge.
“One of the best parts of these local events is meeting so many music-lovers of all ages,” says PRCOrchestra President Pam Benitez. “We hope all of them will attend our Gala because we’ll have a lot of great prizes there, too -- including tickets to our Family Halloween Concert on October 26 and our ‘Unforgettable Christmas’ Holiday Concert on December 7 at the Pickwick!”
The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra brings live, professional symphonic concerts to convenient local venues including the historic Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge and the modern North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. From October to May, the Chicago area’s finest instrumentalists and renowned guest soloists, led by Music Director Victor Muenzer, perform towering classics, blockbuster movie scores and audience favorites to please a wide range of musical tastes. Park Ridge Civic Orchestra was founded in 1994 by Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Edgar Muenzer, his wife Nancy and local volunteers to make professional, live symphonic performances affordable and accessible to patrons of all ages. PRCOrchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entirely dependent on private donations ( tax-deductible as provided by law).