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Party for a Purpose

On the last Saturday in September each year since 2018, thousands gather at Friedman Park in Newburgh, Indiana, for live music, tasty food, and cold beer — all to raise money for the construction and maintenance of Warrick County parks and trails.

This year’s Party in Paradise will take place Sept. 25 to benefit the Warrick Trials and Warrick Parks Foundation. The one-day event will feature 10 food trucks, a MillerCoors beer truck, and live music from St. Louis-based cover band Queens Blvd.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased at partyinparadise.org.

“We started with the goal in mind of keeping the ticket prices low. We wanted it to be not a stuffy fundraiser, but something where the entire community can come out and enjoy a band and be together,” says Laurel Meny, executive director of the Warrick Parks Foundation.

The 21-plus-only event is the Parks Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, and Meny says the organization anticipates raising around $35,000. Organizers expect upward of 3,000 people to attend.

Friedman Park, 2700 Park Drive, Newburgh, Indiana. 5 p.m. partyinparadise.org.

Photo courtesy of Brumley Photography.

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