Sussex’s Annual Rock-A-Thon: Huge Event for a Good Cause
To kick-start the summer, Sussex is hosting its annual Rock-A-Thon event complete with freshly grilled burgers & brats, and live music. Patch will even be there, so mark your calendars!
The Village of Sussex is holding its annual Rock-A-Thon event on the Village Hall’s front lawn, and what better way to kick-start summer than with live music and a good-old-fashioned cookout?
Scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the event is geared toward hungry lunchtime community members and area employees. For $4, people get a freshly grilled burger or brat, chips, pickle and a drink all while enjoying live music from area favorite Dante’s Bop, a southern soul and country band.
Along with a tasty bake sale, Patch will even be there handing out goodies and hanging out with everyone (even we can’t pass up a good cookout).
However, the event is about more than having a great time. All the proceeds from the event are going toward area senior citizens, and according to Parks and Recreation Director Amy Flaherty, the village has some pretty odd ideas planned.
“It’s actually senior citizen month, so this event was created to celebrate them,” Flaherty said. “The money we raise helps fund our senior programing. The event is really laid back, but we also physically have rocking chairs out on the lawn so people can ‘rock’ while waving to drivers on Main Street.”
Bad puns aside, the Rock-A-Thon is staffed by village officials and employees, so come out, say hello and have a good time.
Bake Sale Items Needed:
Are you willing to bring bake sale items? Great, just bring those items to the Community Center, W240N5765 Maple Ave. on Monday, May 14.
Would you, your co-workers, family or friends like to rock (yes, in a rocking chair) for one half hour on the sidewalk along Main Street in front of the Sussex Village Hall? Would you volunteer for any of the other following tasks: bake sales, food sales, set up or take down? Please call (252) 246-6447 by May 8 to volunteer.