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Sept. 15 concert in the park to showcase Riverwalk Gateway

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North Central College welcomes members of the campus community to view the newly completed Riverwalk Gateway during Sept. 15 memorial concert for Rita Harvard in Fredenhagen Park.

Naperville resident Ted Fredenhagen and his 19-piece big band, Class Act II, will play in Fredenhagen Park on Naperville’s Riverwalk Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Riverwalk Art Fair. Also during the outdoor concert, North Central College invites members of the community to visit the newly finished Riverwalk Gateway located between Fredenhagen Park and the College campus.

The concert and activities are free to the public and produced by the Riverwalk Foundation. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. This year’s concert will be dedicated to the memory of Rita Harvard, Ted Fredenhagen’s sister and North Central College Life Trustee, who passed away in June.

The evening will also feature a rededication of the Prince Castle monument brick, which was once situated on the sidewalk outside the Cock Robin restaurant. The Prince Castle and Cock Robin restaurants were originally located at the current site of Fredenhagen Park and owned by Ted and Rita’s parents, Grace and Walter. After their passing, Ted and Rita donated the land to the City of Naperville for use as a park on the east extension of the Riverwalk.

In honor of the monument rededication, square ice cream cones—a Prince Castle and Cock Robin specialty—will be available to attendees.

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