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"Lighthouses of Edgewater" A Crawl and Music Festival to Celebrate Edgewater Community Council's 50th Anniversary Lighthouse Art Installation Serves as Official Crawl and Festival Chicago, IL (October 5, 2010) - On Sunday, October 24 from 1pm to 5 p.m., the Edgewater Community Council hosts the "Lighthouses of Edgewater" a "Crawl" and neighborhood Festival to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. "Lighthouses of Edgewater," a community public art project, is presented in partnership with the Edgewater Community Council and features both a walking and trolley "crawl" tour from 1-3pm to see all the artists renderings throughout the Edgewater community and closes with Live Music from 3-5pm, featuring Blues Music by Chicago's own Little Giant Blues Band at the Broadway Armory at 5917 North Broadway. The celebration includes seasonal treats and children's activities for all our families to enjoy. The Lighthouse Crawl and Festival Details In celebration of its golden anniversary, Edgewater Community Council created 20 handmade wooden lighthouses, all of which were uniquely decorated and displayed by local individuals and businesses. The Crawl takes place in the heart of Chicago's Edgewater community, located on the far north side of the city. At 1pm, the Lighthouse Crawl starts at the Offices of the Edgewater Community Council located at 6044 North Broadway: just one block north of the Thorndale red line stop, near several CTA bus routes, including the 22 Clark bus and 36 Broadway bus. Program guides and trolley tickets will be available for free beginning at noon at the ECC office. Admission is Free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Funds raised at the festival are used for community-wide programming and beautification efforts. About the Community Art Project ECC 50th anniversary committee co-chair and former 48th Ward Ald. Marion Volini said, "ECC wanted to find a symbol for the decades of vital improvements the organization has been able to make. Because of Edgewater's lakefront setting and its unwavering commitment to improving the neighborhood, helping its residents and taking a stand on important issues, many felt that a lighthouse, coupled with the theme "Lighting the way for 50 years," was especially fitting." About Edgewater Community Council ECC has helped form more than a dozen community organizations and developed senior, refugee, and youth outreach programs. Over the years, ECC has also been vigilant in getting rid of slum landlords, creating sports and arts programs, and efforts such as creating a senior center at the Broadway Armory Park. ECC also works with local police to clean up crime and has preserved affordable housing. Through its 40-year-old Care for Real program, ECC provides food and clothing to those in need. Care for Real helps more than 3,000 people a month. For the complete festival schedule, visit www.lighthousesofedgwater.org or call 773-334-5609. # # # Editor's Note: For print-ready event, please contact Marion Kennedy Volini at 773-275-0808.