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Save The Date for Purple Asparagus - Corks & Crayons 2013


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Featuring Delicious Eats from


Corks & Crayons

Sunday, August 25
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Adults (19 and Older) $75
Youth (Ages 5 to 18) $15
Children 5 & Under Are Free.

Location: Greenhouse Loft (located in the Green Exchange)
2545 W. Diversey Avenue, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60647


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Event Flyer

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Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities

Use this document to make a donation to this year’s silent auction, become an event sponsor, or purchase a table for displaying your company’s or organization’s products or services.


Corks & Crayons is Purple Asparagus’ signature, annual, fun-for-all-ages event. Taking place in the gorgeous Greenhouse Loft and hosted by Logan Pause of the Chicago Fire, this year’s event will feature tastings from some of Chicago’s top chefs including Top Chef Contestants Heather Terhune (Sable) and Richie Farina (Moto).  We’ll also be featuring Ale Syndicate brews, cocktails with Templeton Rye whiskey, Candid Wines, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages for the kids.

During the event there will be multiple activities to keep the entire family entertained including a mini farmer’s market, tours of the LEED Certified Green Exchange, a photo booth, an art experience from A Muse, a silent auction, raffle prize drawings, and of course, Chicago Fire’s own Logan Pause!

Purple Asparagus, winner of the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals Culinary Youth Advocate award, helps thousands of school children throughout Chicagoland learn better eating habits through their flagship program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures. Proceeds from the Corks & Crayons event directly support Purple Asparagus’ educational programs.

Public Transportation

Diversey Bus #76 stops right in front of the Green Exchange
California Bus #52 stops three blocks west of the Green Exchange
Western Bus #49 stops three blocks east of the Green Exchange
Blue Line California Station is a 5 minute walk to from the Green Exchange


Street Parking is available on Diversey, along with parking spots on the East side of the Green Exchange. A paid lot is also available at the Regal Cinema (corner of Western and Schubert) for $2 a day.

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Event Contacts

Melissa Graham, Executive Director, Purple Asparagus,
Stephen Landfear, Corks & Crayons Co-Chair,
David D’Silva, Corks & Crayons Co-Chair,
Lori Klamo, Corks & Crayons Co-Chair,














Thank you to the following Event Sponsors

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