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Chicago Fire Department's Ignite the Spirit Octoberfest

Event will feature food, beer and music

By LACEY MCCRANEY
Updated 7:58 AM CST, Tue, Sep 27, 2011

You can join the Chicago Fire Department in helping the families of our troops killed or injured in the line of duty.

Firefighters will hold its "Ignite the Spirit" Octoberfest October 8th from Noon-10 p.m. at Paul Revere Park on the city's north side.

The day long event will feature food, beer and live music in the Bavarian tradition of Octoberfest and it's for the whole family. Parking is free.

From noon-1:30 p.m., you can sing to your heart out on the Karaoke stage. Then, starting at 1:45 p.m. the professionals take over. First, Resident Freak will perform. They're followed by State and Madison at 3:30 p.m., Stache at 5:15 p.m., Whiskey Jezebel at 7 p.m. and Northside at 8:45 p.m.

All the funds raised from the event will go directly to the Illinois Patriot Education Fund. The fund raises scholarship funds on behalf of spouses and children of Illinois military service men and women who have given their lives or have become disabled while serving our country. It also helps those currently serving by providing financial assistance beyond what is offered by the Post-911 GI Bill.

For more information about the event, click here to be linked to the "Ignite Fest" website. You can also donate to help the Chicago Fire Department's "Ignite the Spirit" charity by donating through PayPal through the site.

First Published: Sep 21, 2011 5:28 AM CST
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