On a Friday evening in Lansing

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Despite rain, hundreds enjoy Burger Bash, Palooza, and the American Legion

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 15, 2022) – Friday’s much-needed rainfall impacted a number of events in Lansing, but organizers and participants made adjustments and still enjoyed the evening.

Janita Talmadge welcomed visitors to the Burger Bash and Car Show at Oak Glen United Reformed Church. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Usually the annual Burger Bash includes a classic car show, but steady rains convinced many car owners to keep their vintage vehicles under wraps. These three braved the elements. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The Burger Bash picnic was moved into the Oak Glen Fellowship Hall, and hundreds of guests enjoyed burgers, brats, hot dogs, side dishes, and fellowship. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
From left: Tim Beezhold, Steve Van Kuiken, Paul Bakker, Jordan Davis, and Vance Venhuizen man the grill under the protection of a rain-resistant canopy. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Over at Fox Pointe, Wedding Banned opened the first night of Palooza at the Pointe. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The rain had ended by 7 p.m., and concert-goers who braved the wet lawn were rewarded with spacious seating. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
On Saturday and Sunday at Palooza, the north lawn will be transformed into an Action Zone. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Across the street from Fox Pointe, local band Classic put on a concert in the basement of the American Legion. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The American Legion bar area was remodeled in 2021, in an effort to create a more welcoming space for the public, including people who are not service members. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

American Legion Post 697 is located at 18255 Grant Street in Lansing. The bar is located in the bottom floor of the building.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing.

Oak Glen United Reformed Church is located at 2244 Indiana Avenue in Lansing.

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