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Aug 27, 2013
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GWCAFest 2013

Hi Everybody:

GWCAFEST is Saturday, Sept 7th, 2013, in front of Warner Park and Gardens.  For a complete rundown of activities see the newsletter below.

For silent auction donations please contact Ann Maxwell at 773-425-5319 or we could really use some more items to auction off.


This is a good opportunity for students that need to fulfill a volunteer requirement for scho0l or Boy Scouts, we encourage participation and would be happy to sign off on volunteer time.  To volunteer for the games and membership table please contact Barb Sullivan at 773-327-2940 or

As always bring your baked goods to the table, Peg Tomaszak will be there to manage things.

For any questions or comments or to volunteer please contact Terry Baublis at 312-316-9919 or email

Thanks see you there.




GWCAFest Newsletter Extra

Graceland West is pleased to announce our annual GWCAFest Block Party and Membership Drive!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013  –  12pm – 5pm

Warner Park and Gardens, 1442 W. Warner

GWCAFest, now in its 34th year, as usual, offers something for everyone.

With all the activities planned, it’s sure to be enjoyable to the entire family.

But the best thing about the fest is meeting your neighbors in the Graceland West community.

Welcome one and all, we’ll see you there.  The Featured events include:




It all begins with the Pet Parade

Assembles at Cullom and Greenview and kicks off at

11:45am. Dress your pets in their finest costume and win a valuable prize.


Fun for the kids

Sarah’s Pony Rides supply the ponies and petting zoo.  Bring your kids to experience a little bit of country in the big city.



All your favorite carnival games with prizes and a silly string challenge every ½ hour.  Spin art, face painting, balloon sculptures and much more!


It’s Magic

Randy Bernstein of the famed Magic by Randy, a perennial favorite of the GWCAFest, will perform about 3:30.  Don’t miss it!


Food and Drink

Enjoy a hot dog or a sausage, some mac n’ cheese, and of course, the most delicious corn on the cob ala Mark and Alex. Save room for the finest dessert table, unmatched anywhere and supplied by the finest bakers on earth!  Bring your baked goods and try your neighbor’s. It is great fun and oh so yummy.





Lisa B. another GWCAFest favorite will delight us with her dulcet sounds for the afternoon.


Adults Only

The wine tent features a wide variety of assorted samples generously sponsored by Que Syrah.


Silent Auction

Check out the interesting items! If you have something to contribute for auction please contact:  Ann Maxwell

at 773-425-5319 or Terry Baublis at 773-281-2958.


Community Meeting

A community meeting will immediately follow the

magic act.


Volunteers needed contact

Questions, comments or to volunteer, please call Terry Baublis, 773-281-2958 or Barb Sullivan, 773-327-2940.

Chicago block party permit # 354274652.



We would like to remember Tony Scardina, a longtime Graceland West resident and good neighbor, at this year’s GWCAFest.


Aug 17, 2013
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Garden Walk

Our 31st annual Garden Walk was a huge success. Could we have had a more perfect day? We had hundreds of visitors to our gardens. We were even featured in Crains as the No. 1 event to attend that weekend! Our event was followed by a lovely dinner in Warner Park. Thanks to all who participated by showing their gardens and to those who helped out by scouting neighbors, passing out flyers, or helping at our gardener’s dinner. We are looking forward to 2014, August 3.

Next Up GWACFest…Sept 7, 2013

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