City of Valparaiso is Still Accepting Grant Applications for 11th Annual Mayor’s Community BBQ

By: City of Valparaiso Last Updated: June 2, 2015

mayor-bbqThe City of Valparaiso is still accepting grant applications for the 11th Annual Mayor’s Community BBQ for Charity event on September 18, 2015 at the new William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza. This is a very large community event that brings out hundreds of people from around the area to support a good cause while simultaneously enjoying the local offerings of Valparaiso.

“We use the money that is made at the annual BBQ and donate it to local nonprofits that have a need for funding for a project,” Lori Good, Executive Assistant to Mayor Jon Costas said. “We help all sorts of charities as it’s important that we give to those organizations that give so much of themselves to the community.”

100% of proceeds generated from the event will be divided among the charities chosen, and the deadline to apply is fast approaching. If your local nonprofit would like to apply please contact Lori Good, Executive Assistant to the Mayor by June 8, 2015 at 219-548-4822 or

The Mayor’s Community BBQ promises to be a fantastic event just like in years past. There will be live music performed by the Allen Wronko Band, there will be drawings for really great prizes, and the food for the event will be provided by local restaurant, Pikk’s Tavern.

Cost to attend is $50 per ticket and tickets will be available to purchase online soon!