Timestamp – June, 19 2012

Summer is here again in the great state of Illinois. I know it’s here because we are firing up the grill, eating sweet corn and attending Johnsburg Baseball. I love this time of year because I get to interact with my close friends that volunteer for Walla-Pa-Looza. You see we all have different lives. Many of us spend our time going to kids sporting events, working extra jobs, heading to birthday parties or just hanging with other friends. It’s not that we don’t love being together it’s just damn near impossible. You should see the e-mails that fly back and forth just to plan an evening to meet. So, forgive me if I get a little giddy about Walla-Pa-Looza 4. This one will be better than the other three!

The folks that put together the Fastest Growing Non For Profit Music Festival are at it again. Without them, this would be a keg party in my backyard. So, this year with a little help from our friends at the Lake County – News Sun we are promoting our events outside the area. We also put some ads in the Illinois Entertainer. But wait we have more! We are teaming up with Ray Chevy in Fox Lake. Go to Facebook and “Like” Ray Chevy and help them get to 2000 friends and they will donate to the cause.

Speaking of “likes” a friend of ours Doug Hein from BK Boats & Sleds has put together the Ride to Walla. Proceeds will go to Walla-Pa-Looza. What a great way to finish the day. For more information click right here – BK Boats & Sleds. BK Boats & Sleds has been a friend since the beginning. Hell, we even had Doug’s Couch out a few times!

We are also excited to have New Tattoo on our parade float for the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade on July 22nd. Make sure to “Like” New Tattoo on Facebook.

Then that week we make our final touches on Walla-Pa-Looza. We will gather our raffle items, get our stage set up, order up our kegs of beer and set up for the 2nd Biggest party in McHenry County. Hey! I gotta give props to my buddies in the McHenry Fiesta Days Entertainment Committee. We got Tesla ya know!

Anyway, I will post a few more blogs over the next few weeks because I am hearing rumbles that our Teenage Battle of The Bands will have its line up set up soon and businesses continue to donate.

In the mean time, get some sun block and make sure the mountains are blue ……



  • You guys do a Great job. I have seen the faces of family and friends when you present them a check to help. It is awesome! Thank you for all your hard work to help individuals who are fighting the battle of their life. I know because I am a cancer surviver. I have fought ovarian cancer twice now since 2009. My best friend Barb was a 5 time cancer fighter. She lost her last fight on 11-11-11. I am planning to attend your great event and judt wanted to say thank you!!

    Comment by Lisa — June 20, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

  • We are super excited to help support a great event AGAIN!

    See you in the BEER GARDEN!

    The Underground Fitness Club

    Comment by Megan — July 11, 2012 @ 3:50 pm