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Fireworks help celebrate Sycamore Park District's 90th anniversary

Published: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

SYCAMORE – Bart Desch expects tonight’s fireworks celebrating the 90th year of the Sycamore Park District might be a little extra special.

“It’s probably going to be 24 to 26 minutes long,” said Desch, superintendent of recreation at Sycamore Park District. “Since it’s the end of the season, they’re going to throw in some extra fireworks.”

The park district’s Fireworks and Fun event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Sycamore Park Sports Complex, 435 S. Airport Road. Admission is free, while concessions from the park district’s Caddy Shack Grill will be available for purchase.

The National Bank & Trust is sponsoring the fireworks and other park district 90th anniversary celebration events, which will culminate with an open house Dec. 7.

“The Sycamore Park District plays an important role in providing beautiful green spaces, recreation amenities and sports and recreation programs for youth and families,” said Tami Armstrong, NB&T’s vice president-marketing director. “We are thrilled to be involved in celebrating this special 90th anniversary and value the long-standing partnership we have with the Sycamore Park District.”

At the sports complex today, Black Tie Jazz Trio will perform at 5 p.m., with Trio, a band that plays covers of songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, performing at 6 p.m. and the Sycamore High School marching band performing at 7 p.m.

The event also will feature performances from the Sycamore Performing Arts Academy at 4:05 p.m., an aerobics demonstration of Fitness with Phyl at 4:25 p.m. and a Zumba demonstration at 4:50 p.m. The fireworks are expected to start about 7:45 p.m.

“I think it’s going to be kind of like our concert atmosphere,” Desch said. “I’m sure we’re going to get a lot of people who are going to want to come in to see the fireworks.”

On the Web

For details about other 90th anniversary events, see www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com.

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