Last updated: August 12. 2014 5:36PM - 461 Views
By Scott Wolfe For the Daily Sentinel

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RACINE — A new shelter house, identical to the one built last fall, is nearing completion for the Party in the Park Festivities slated for Sept. 11-12-13 at Star Mill Park in Racine.

This year marks the six annual Racine Party in the Park. It takes place in Star Mill Park has many events and activities scheduled for this year. It is still a three-day event with music and entertainment of all varieties.

This year’s featured entertainers are Frankie Ballard, Lindsay Ell, Dylan Scott and The Wayfarers. More news will be forthcoming concerning this year’s festival.

The new shelter house was made possible primarily from a Nature Works grant, according to Mayor Scott Hill.

“The rest of the project was funded by the park board and RACO. The new shelter house doubles our capacity and gives us the space to house community functions and Party in the Park during bad weather,” he said. “It also provides an area for family reunions and other events.”

One such event was Southern’s new teacher orientation.

“This gives us more space for the RACO Yard sale, and is a great addition to the facilities here at Star Mill Park,” RACO President Kathryn Hart said.

The total cost of the project is $30,000 and came at no cost to the village.

Plans for improvements, including new windows, are planned for Racine Town Hall.

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