White Sox legend Ron Kittle is set to appear at Moraine Valley Community College’s 50th Anniversary Community Celebration next Saturday, Sept. 16 on campus, 9000 W. College Pkwy, in Palos Hills. Admission is free and open to the public.
The former left fielder and homerun hitter will be available for autographs and photos between 2:15 and 3 p.m. In addition to Kittle, a number of activities are set for the celebration from 1 to 5 p.m.
Attendees can take photos and visit with the following mascots: Sparky from the Chicago Fire (1-2 p.m.), Champ from Saint Xavier University (3-4 p.m.) and Boomer from the Windy City Thunderbolts (4-5 p.m.).
Food trucks/vendors including Lucky Burrito, Doughs Guys Bakery, Smiling Clyde’s Hot Dogs, Salerno’s Catering, and more will line the circle drive off the 111th Street entrance while various college departments host interactive activities for participants. Classic rock band Starrs Karma is set to perform from 1 to 2:45 p.m., and surf rock group The Real Gone plays 3:15 to 5 p.m., on the Gateway stage. Kids also can enjoy face painting, Skiddles the Clown, a bounce house, and crafts. Guests can check out a college historical memorabilia exhibit and a car show all day. Car enthusiasts are encouraged to register their vehicle at morainevalley.edu/carshow.
All activities will take place near the Gateway on the south side of campus. Moraine Valley is hosting this event to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Sept. 16 is the day the college first held classes in 1968.
For more information on the event, visit morainevalley.edu/ rocksolid/events/community-celebration/.