Forest Glen offers free tickets to Milwaukee’s Irish Fest
By Alf G. McConnell
Staying active and involved in the community is a good way to remain youthful and healthy, to develop new friendships, and to maintain old friendships. An example of community involvement is the 4,000 people who annually volunteer at Milwaukee Irish Fest, a staple of Illinois and Wisconsin, which draws people from across North America and around the world.
As in prior years, Forest Glen, Rockford’s national award-winning apartment community (www.forest-glen.net), located on McFarland Road south of Riverside Boulevard, is a contributor to and sponsor of Milwaukee Irish Fest, which is known to be the largest and best Irish fest in the world.
This year’s festival marks the 31st annual Irish Fest, and takes place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 18-21. Irish Fest, according to www.irishfest.com, promises “to promote and celebrate the many aspects of Irish culture and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage.”
Forest Glen is excited to continue its longtime role as a contributor, sponsor and supporter of Milwaukee Irish Fest. The fest features four main stages. Three stages offer traditional Celtic music and dance, and a fourth stage offers Irish/Celtic rock music. Also, nine secondary stages offer music as well.
In addition to music, Milwaukee Irish Fest features dance, sports, genealogy, poetry, food and culture, offering a true taste of Ireland and the other Celtic nations.
Forest Glen is gifting a limited number of Milwaukee Irish Fest tickets to the residents of the Rockford area. Tickets will be limited to two per household, please.
Those interested in receiving complimentary tickets can stop by the Forest Glen clubhouse, south of Riverside Boulevard on McFarland Road. At the same time, you will be able to see a brochure of this year’s Irish Fest, including a complete schedule of concerts and events.
For more information about the gift of these complimentary tickets, stop by Forest Glen, 7010 Forest Glen Drive, Rockford.
From the Aug. 10-16, 2011, issue
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