WICKER PARK — The centerpiece of Wicker Park's namesake park will get dressed up on Saturday by volunteers who are invited to help install lights and garlands around the historic fountain and bring a dish to share potluck-style.
The 12th annual Wicker Park fountain decorating social is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday inside the park at 1425 N. Damen Ave.
The day of work will include cutting up 30 trees to make greens for the urns and collecting ornamental grasses, dried flowers and berries from the park’s gardens.
Wood said that between 40 and 80 volunteers usually attend the social and most bring food to share with others as they congregate around the cast iron Gurgoyle fountain.
The fountain was installed in 2002 and is a replica of an 1890s-era version of the structure.
The social is organized by the Wicker Park Garden Club, the Wicker Park Advisory Council and New City Church (formerly Mosaic Church) in collaboration with Chicago Park District.
Admission is free; for reservations or any questions, email Doug Wood.
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