Tails for Ales, FantasyCon, and the Strawberry Jazz Festival were some of the events that took place during the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2019. Check the gallery below to see the highlights.
Volunteers at Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, a new animal shelter in Bourbonnais set to open later this summer, educated Tales and Ales goers about homeless animals in our community. Pictures is owner Kirstie Knable with the Perfect Paws mascot. For more information about Perfect Paws, visit http://www.perfectpawsanimalrescue.org. Dogs and their owners have fun in the sun at the dog park in Willowhaven Nature Center. Tales and Ales was a BTPD event. Two dogs enjoy playtime at Tales and Ales. A community of dog lovers attend Tales and Ales at the Willowhaven Nature Center. Vendors at the event included, Grapes & Hops, Design a Collar, the BTPD, Heather’s Custom Cupcakes, and more.
FantasayCon, held at the Kankakee Public Library on July 1, 2019, offered a vatiety of goods for sci-fi and fantasy fans, with everything from arts and literature, to comics and collectables.
The last minute location switch to North Field Square Mall did not stop the crowd from attending this year’s Strawberry Jazz Festival, held on June 2, 2019. Brianna Butler, 14, of Kankakee, performs for the crowd at the Strawberry Jazz Festival. Local author Mandy Madrox, of the Nephilim series, chatted and gave autographs the festival goers. Find out more about Madrox and her book series on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at /nephilimnovels. Local author, publisher, and speaker Sarah Fenlon Falk, answers questions about her novel and workbook, Finding Myself…Facing Cancer and Keeping it Together: A Patient’s Companion Through Decision-Making. For more information about Fenlon Falk. visit http://www.sarahfenlonfalk.com