Hundreds gather at Fox Pointe to watch the game together
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (September 6, 2019) – Thursday’s windless afternoon was perfect for tailgate picnics, and by 5:30pm the lot of Clock Tower Plaza was more than half full for Lansing’s first Tailgate Party. The Bears/Packers rivalry and the 100th anniversary of the NFL provided an occasion for a village-wide party, and the event brought people in from Highland, Indiana; Beecher, Lynwood, and South Holland, Illinois; and beyond—some visiting Fox Pointe for the first time.
Temperatures dipped into the 60s after sundown, and Fox Pointe attendees were glad to have reason to pull on their orange and blue sweatshirts and jackets. The center lawn was filled with fans watching the big screen, and small screens throughout the venue provided other opportunities to view the action.
Halftime included introductions of the TF South High School and Highland High School varsity football teams, who will play each other on Friday, September 6, in Lansing. The winners of the kids football skills completion and 50/50 raffle were also announced.
As it became clear in the final minutes that the Bears would not recover the 10–3 gap in the score, the crowd began to disperse.
The few Packers fans in the crowd enjoyed the game, while everyone enjoyed a beautiful evening in a beautiful venue.
Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois.