Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/2/2011 7:16 PM

Stevenson Spirit Fest to benefit CASA Lake County

Success - Article sent! close
Jim Conrey

Spirit Fest, the annual District 125 family-friendly charity event sponsored by Stevenson High School's National Honor Society chapter, returns Saturday, Sept. 17 ... with a twist. For the first time, Spirit Fest will be held in the evening. Spirit Fest will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the SHS Stadium.

At the heart of Spirit Fest is helping a local charity. This year, all proceeds from the event will go to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Lake County, a non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. CASA helps more than 500 children annually. The goal is to raise $25,000.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Last year, Spirit Fest raised $20,000 for the Saving Tiny Hearts Society.

During Spirit Fest, families are invited to the SHS Stadium for games, a 5K Spirit Walk, a professional fireworks display and, for the second straight year, a chance to help set a Guinness World Record.

Last year, Spirit Fest set a record by holding the world's largest robot dance, with 525 people taking part. This year, organizers are going for the "Largest Glow-In-The-Dark" Design by spelling "CASA" in glow sticks on the football field. The world record attempt will be followed by a professional fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Spirit Fest is an affordable event open to all ages. Individual admission is $10. A family of three costs $20, a family of four is $25 and a family of five or more is $30. Since Spirit Fest is a charity event, those attending are encouraged to donate more than the minimum admission fee.

Admission grants access to carnival games, music entertainment, a chance to participate in the world-record attempt, and the 5K Spirit Walk. Food, drinks, T-shirts and other entertainment options will be offered at an additional charge.

Online registration is now open at If you register online, no ticket will be necessary for admittance; your name will be on a list at the gate.

Those wishing to pay by cash or check can do so during lunch periods at the school Sept. 12-16, or on the day of the event. Spirit Fest T-shirt sales will begin Sept. 12.

Also, baked goods and other food items will be sold in the Wood Commons during seventh and eighth periods Sept. 12-16 to raise money for CASA Lake County.

For more information, contact Brett Erdmann at or 847-415-4418.

Share this page
    help here