2nd Annual IllumiNite in Frontier Park
Saint Charles Parks Department hosts it's 2nd annual IllumiNite in Frontier Park on September 11th, 2015. The proceeds of which benefit St. Charles Parks & Recreation Foundation scholarship fund for St. Charles City residents who cannot financially afford to participate in recreation programming partnering with the St. Charles Parks & Recreation Department. The evening began at 5pm, though staff and food trucks began setting up at 3pm. Those who were lucky and got there early were able to snag a cupcake or two from Sarah's Cake Stop. The Cake Stop, stopped selling by 8pm. Other food trucks included: Chris' Smokehouse, Taco Truck STL, Totally Toasted, and Thai Jasmine.
The whole park was glowing as those who attend were met with the option to buy all kinds of glow in the dark items. Light up Mohawks, Tentacle Light- Up Hats, the classic glow necklace, and sling shot glows could all be found at the park. Enjoyed by children and adults. Though the adults probably enjoyed the light up mugs for their Blue Moon over any of the other glow items. I, however, found the light up trees to be the best treat. The trees were light up in colors of blue, pink and green, as you can see in the photos below.
Kids activities were available across from the food trucks, where most of the Saint Charles Parks and Recreation coaching staff were working. You could recognized them in their bright green shits which seemed to fit the event. They were also sporting some glowing items as they helped kids play glowing ring toss and ball drop. Giant Janga sets were also around the park for families to enjoy.
At 7:30 the IllumiRun kicked off. Everyone who started the race completed before 9pm and were given light up medals handed out by Scott Auchly a coach for the Parks and Recreation Department.
Of course some just came for live music, Carrie and the Catapults. This was the first time I had heard of them, but the band has been together for 2 year now. Fronted by former Branson idol and stunning talent, Carrie Joy Andreas,she covers a multi-decade song-list of soulful songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and into the new millennia. Hearing her sing, its now wonder this band is loved.
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Proceeds benefited the St. Charles Parks & Recreation Foundation scholarship fund for St. Charles City residents who cannot financially afford to participate in recreation programming partnering with the St. Charles Parks & Recreation Department.