Adirondack chairs to be displayed in Frankfort fall festival

August 25, 2018 by  

The Frankfort Fall Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this September with a tropical-theme ‘Escape to Paradise’.

The festival organizers and The Center for Independent Futures (CIF) recently initiated an artistic project and invited people served by Trinity Services, Inc. to participate. Trinity Services, Inc. is a non-profit, non-sectarian organizations that helps adults and children with developmental disabilities to live full and abundant lives.

The AdironDecorate project, of the New Lenox Woodworks program, created 55 Adirondack chairs for the Frankfort Fall Festival.

New Lenox Woodworks held an event in which Adam Krause, a hot rod painting specialist artist, Sam LaRocco, an artist, and CIF partnered together for a chair painting night. About one dozen chairs were worked on by close to two dozen people. A paint splatter-effect chair was created by volunteers from Trinity Services who also participated in the event.

The people who attend the New Lenox Woodworks program typically have disabilities, yet they also cut, sand and assemble chairs along with more abled volunteers, helping to spread a message of inclusion. Most events use materials like banner printing displayed downtown to create awareness, but local businesses have purchased these chairs which have been on display throughout Frankfort this month.

The festival will be held in downtown Frankfort on Labor Day Weekend, from September 1 to September 3.