From Our Editors
The nonprofit People for Parks Foundation was formed to support the Parks & Recreation Department of Lake in the Hills (LITH). And the department could use the extra help, as it oversees a number of parks, beaches, trails, and sports fields along with organizing recreational programs for the community. All of the proceeds from the foundation's events benefit the village, usually in the form of equipment and scholarships that encourage participation in recreational programs for families in need. The proceeds from this year's event will be used to purchase a bus to transport children and seniors to and from village operated events.
One such event is October's Pub in the Park festival, when as many as 2,000 craft-beer lovers flood LITH's Sunset Park. Visitors get unlimited tastings from more than 40 breweries, which in the past have included locals like Scorched Earth Brewing, Half Acre Beer, Crystal Lake Brewing, and Lakefront Brewery. Food trucks and live music round out the day's fun.