3190 W Rockton Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
Party on the Prairie
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration Extended through July 11
Location: Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 West Rockton Road, Rockton, Illinois
Details: We’re fixin’ to have a southern barbeque and y’all are invited! Join us for Party on the Prairie Heads South, Y’all. Upon arrival you’ll be handed a complimentary Moonshine Cocktail or Sweet Tea to help you cool down and relax. Come early at 4:30 to take a ride on a horse drawn wagon through the wildflowers. See the prairie in full bloom! At 5:30 tasty tidbits will be ready for you to enjoy along with a cash bar while listening to Swingbilly RFD play their toe tappin’ 40s and 50s honky tonk music. This will be a great time to browse the nature themed silent auction and make a bid on all of your favorite items. Supper will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Dress is casual and comfortable for a southern-style barbeque. Flat shoes advised. The live auction follows supper. All proceeds will be used to restore the precious woodlands, wetlands and prairies at the Nygren Wetland Preserve.
Thank you our SPONSORS – Wild Bergamot ($2,500): Campbell Science; Evening Primrose ($1,200): Sjostrom & Sons; Purple Prairie Clover ($1,000): Bugler Design Inc, Prairie Street Brewing Co., Specialty Screw; Prairie Spiderwort ($750): UTC Aerospace Systems; Hoary Vervain ($500):Gary W. Anderson Architects, NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus, Savant.
Cost: $800 Southern Hospitality Premier Table of Eight | $600 per table of eight | $75 per person
Appetizers: Butlered and Buffet. With a Southern Twist!
Plated Salad: Mixed greens tossed with a sorghum sweet tea vinaigrette. Garnished with blackberries, toasted pecans and crispy figs.
- (Chicken) Southern-style blackeyed peas, tasso gravy on corn-smoked chicken breast over stone-ground grits and taters, with a bourbon peach BBQ sauce.
- (Vegetarian) Fried green tomato tower over cheesy grits, Alabama white BBQ sauce and charred okra.
Dessert… Y’all just have to wait and see!