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Patriots in the Park to feature live music, games

McHENRY – Live blues music, children's games and information on a slew of veterans organizations will mark the second annual Patriots in the Park event.

The festival will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at the corner of Park and Pearl streets.

Frank Bang and the Secret Stash will perform 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Low- to no-cost games will be available to kids throughout the day as well as food, drinks and a raffle.

Restoration America and 1Pet1Vet will be among the organizations represented at the event, which will also showcase BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and the Veterans Network Committee.

The annual event is put on by Joe's Wish, a McHenry-based nonprofit that provides support to veterans and their families.

Tickets for the cash raffle are on sale for $10 each or three for $20 by calling 815-575-1011. The top prize is $2,500.

The drawing will take place at the Patriots in the Park event, but the ticket holder does not need to be present to win.

For more information, go to or find Joe's Wish on Facebook.

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