BACT Hosts Outdoor 'Swinging Sixties' Concert in Support of Open Space

The Talk in 60010
August 30, 2015

The storms of the day took a respite so the guests of this BACT event could enjoy classic tunes from the ‘Swinging Sixties’ by the band Velocity.

Barrington Area Conservation Trust Junior Board Members greeted guests and volunteers from Premier Poms and the Boy Scouts, who helped find them a comfortable spot to sit and enjoy the concert. Many guests brought lavish baskets filled with wine, cheeses and gourmet food. Concert sponsor Northern Trust provided a large spread of delicacies catered by Wild Asparagus.

As the music played, guests mingled and met up with friends old and new. Younger attendees enjoyed running around the expansive natural setting. Whether rolling down hills or watching the ducks on the lake, it was the perfect opportunity for all ages to appreciate nature in our area and understand why it is important that we continue to strive to keep open spaces available in our area.

BACT Executive Director, Lisa Woolford, welcomed guests and explained the organizations mission and goals. A matching grant from the Donnelly Foundation will give the organization $15,000. If they can raise $30,000. Volunteer Kate Himes walked the event with a decorated box for attendees to make their donations. They had hoped to raise a good portion of the match at this event.

If you were unable to attend the event and would like to help support the work that Barrington Area Conservation Trust does for the community, click here

The mission of Barrington Area Conservation Trust is to preserve open
lands, natural resources, equestrian character, and scenic beauty for
the Barrington communities.

The BACT has many programs for all ages in the community. If you would like to volunteer to help, please click here