Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

Concert set for July 19 in Page Park

YMCA, Park District to help

DIXON – Project GenNex, a group trying to establish a youth center, is hosting its first event July 19: a teen concert in Page Park.

While many of the details still are being worked out, he hopes to have five or six bands perform, said Steve Wilson, building manager at Loveland Community House & Museum, who has taken the lead for Project GenNex.

The Dixon YMCA will help sponsor and promote the event, said Andrew McFarlane, chief executive officer there.

The Dixon Park District will provide garbage cans and picnic tables, and Wilson will ask restaurants to put together concessions to sell as a Project GenNex fundraiser.

Adult volunteers are needed to supervise the concert; call Wilson at 815-284-2741.

A “back to school” party or dance has been suggested for a possible event in August.

Wilson will ask Dixon churches, social organizations and small businesses for a $25 donation to give the group some money to work with as it gets off the ground. Project GenNex also is working toward gaining nonprofit status and acquiring grants, he said.

To attend

Project GenNex will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loveland Community House & Museum, 513 W. Second St.

Call 815-284-2741 or go to "Project Gennex" on Facebook for more information or to donate to the group.

Loading more