Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sheridan Park celebrates 100 years

Patrick Cudahy statue in warmer weather
This Friday is the first of many events to celebrate Sheridan Park's Centennial.  The Park Friends' group plans to have at least one event every month during the next year, and the first will be a rededication of the Patrick Cudahy statue in the park, followed by a dinner at Pulaski Inn, where both the former and current park directors have been invited.

There's a raffle to raise money to make improvements in the park, and it's ongoing through Friday.  The prize is a trip to New York city, a tour of Central Park, and a Broadway play.  The winner will be announced at the dinner.  If you'd like to buy a ticket, get right on over to Joe's K Ranch, Cudahy library, City Hall, Historical Society, and the Pulaski Inn.  You don't need to be present to win.

Strap on your snowshoes and join the first ever Yeti Dash, a 3K/5K fun run on snowshoes, February 22.  Register at the event for $25, or in advance at the School District of Cudahy website.  The yeti dash highlights the south shore parks and will follow the Oak Leaf Trail, starting and finishing at Sheridan Park Pavilion.  5K begins at 9.  3K begins at 9:30.  Some snowshoes will be available for loan, thanks to Northern Lites Snowshoe Company.  If you're a member at any of the Urban Ecology Centers, you can also borrow them for free.

South Shore Cyclery will host a Fat Bike Relay, called the South Shore Frosty Hog,  at 10:00, but on a different course, approximately 1 mile long.  Even if you don't have a bike, this will be fun to watch.  Be sure to go to the link to check out a couple of photos and videos that give you an idea of what it is.  You can let them select a team for you, so don't let that hold you back.  Sounds like they have some real fun in store!
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