Plainfield Library ‘Friends’ plan ‘West Side Story’ trip

The Friends of the Library invite the community to help support the Plainfield Library by taking a bus trip to see a matinee of “West Side Story” at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on April 20. 

Those interested in attending should purchase tickets, which cost $65 each, in person at the Plainfield Public Library’s Check Out Desk by March 20 at 5 p.m. Only cash and check will be accepted, and attendees must be 18 years or older.

The price includes transportation, a single matinee admission ticket and a modest donation to the Friends of the Plainfield Library.

“We think this will be a fun opportunity to see a great show, socialize with others in the community, and to help support the Plainfield Library,” said Donna Morrow, President of the Friends of the Library. “This is a new fundraiser we’re doing this year. We think it’s important to offer a variety of fundraisers so that we can accommodate the interests of more people.”

Those who plan to attend should meet at the library no later than 12:15 p.m. on the day of the show.

The library is located at 15025 S. Illinois St. in downtown Plainfield. The approximate return time to Plainfield is 5 p.m.

“West Side Story,” is a musical adaptation Romeo and Juliet that involves two New York City rival street gangs. When Tony and Maria, both from opposing sides, fall in love at first sight, a stronger tension between the gangs arise.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit group of citizens that support the library and promote its services. Those interested in joining the group should visit http://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/about/friends.aspx.

For more information about the bus trip or the library, please visit www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org, email friends@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 815-327-2515. For more information about the Paramount Theatre, visit http://paramountaurora.com.

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