Patricia Jursik
Press Release

Sherdian Park Centennial Celebration is Theme of Cudahy 4th of July Parade on Friday

Re-dedication of Patrick Cudahy Statue to Follow

By - Jun 30th, 2014 01:02 pm

Sheridan Park Friends and Michael Cudahy will re-dedicate the Patrick Cudahy Statue, which was first erected 65 years ago, immediately following the July 4 Cudahy Parade that steps off at noon.

Patrick Cudahy, founder of the City that bears his name, had the foresight to preserve lakefront land for park use 100 years ago.  Supervisor Patricia Jursik, along with Sheridan Park Friends, planned and engaged in a year-long celebration of this beautiful park.  The 4th of July is one of the days selected during the year of Centennial event planning.

Grandson of Patrick Cudahy, Mike Cudahy who, like Patrick, has also been a philanthropist who has notably restored and preserved the Pabst Theater and created Discovery World, will lead the rededication ceremony.

“It is fitting that Cudahy family members will join city residents in honoring Patrick Cudahy, said Supervisor Jursik. “Patrick Cudahy rose from humble beginnings to create a meat packing company, organize the town and workers that would support his company and yet also recognize that the good people of Cudahy would also benefit from park land and preserving the lake front.”

WHAT:                        Re-dedication of Patrick Cudahy Statue in Sheridan Park

WHEN:                        Fourth of July parade steps off at Noon and marches down Lake Drive and immediately following end of parade with rededication ceremony at approximately 2 p.m.

WHO:              Mike Cudahy and Cudahy Family members, Supervisor Patricia Jursik, Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeld, Sheridan Park Friends

WHERE:           At foot of Patrick Cudahy Statue in Sheridan Park on East end of Layton Avenue near intersection of Sheridan Park Drive and Cudahy War Memorial Blvd.

WHY:               Mark Centennial Celebration of Sheridan Park and honor founder, Patrick Cudahy

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