In late summer, while the cicadas drone, come and see the annual Afternoon Sing-along at the 1895 Riley Church, 9316 Riley Road, Marengo
Check out our event calendar to see when the event is scheduled.
To reach the church, take Route 23 south of Marengo to Anthony Road. Turn right (west) to Riley Road. It is located just north of the intersection – between the school and township hall. Parking is permitted in the school lot. Refreshments and conversation follow.
Like the Society’s 1885 Perkins Hall in Seneca Township, there are no restrooms. Plan accordingly. For information, call 815-923-2267.
In 2013 Riley Township natives Janet Hayes and her daughter, Lynette Eeg, collaborated to come up with a selection of songs that included patriotic songs, old favorites, popular tunes from the 19th and 20th centuries and a few hymns are on the agenda, accompanied by keyboardist Mary Ellen Heelan of Heelan Music in Cary. Heelan, a Downers Grove native, offers music therapy and entertainment. She earned degrees in history and music therapy, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University