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Pioneer Moonlight & Music event held June 20 in Crystal Lake

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:44 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:35 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE  – Moonlight & Music, Pioneer Center for Human Services premier social event of the season, will be held next month.

Hosted at the Crystal Lake Country Club on Friday, June 20, organizers say the night promises to be a fun “Ravinia-like” experience.

The open air concert will feature the return of Caribé Latin Jazz Orchestra. Organizers said the one-of-a-kind group will enchant and excite with the powerful, high energy sounds of Santana as well as the smooth, sophisticated, jazzy sounds of Brazil.

In addition to individual tickets priced at $125 each, attendees can also reserve their very own “piece of the fairway” for a semi-private party for 10 people. As space is limited and filling up fast, guests are encouraged to RSVP for the event by Tuesday, June 10.

Lawn chairs will be provided to allow guests to enjoy the outdoor ambience. Dress is casual and a full cash bar will be offered.

“Join us as we celebrate yet another year of Pioneer Center and the community working together to ‘empower individuals to achieve their full potential,’” said Christin Kruse, Chief Development Officer for Pioneer Center.

The evening will also include the Moonlight Raffle. New this year, those who purchase raffle tickets can win one of three exciting gift packages. Each has a minimum value of $1,500.  A donation of $20 per ticket or $100 of six tickets is suggested.

Raffle tickets for one of the themed packages can be purchased online at www.moonlightandmusic.org.

• His – Features Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers tickets, 3-day Harley Davidson rental, 2 tickets to Aerosmith, Big Green Egg Smoker, foursome of golf, and more.

• Hers – Features a time share to Branson, 2 tickets to Journey and the Steve Miller Band, Kindle Fire HD, salon gift certificates, golf package and more.

• Ours – Features a skybox for 15 to a Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game, Arlington Racetrack private box for 6, 2 tickets to Jimmy Buffet, too many restaurant gift cards to count, and more.

Moonlight & Music guests will enjoy a gourmet cookout and buffet offering a grill station with BBQ ribs, herb roasted chicken, chili rubbed pork loin and sides. 

Guests are invited after dinner to move into the club’s bar area for an after-party featuring John Hegner, a local and acclaimed musician.

To make reservations or purchase Moonlight Raffle tickets, visit www.moonlightandmusic.org.

For more information, call Barb Swanson, Community Outreach & Special Events Coordinator at (815) 759-7144.

Note to readers: The headline on this story has been changed from its initial publication to correct the date of the event.

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