Geneva Park District challenges community to “unplug” for a week.

 Art of Inflation Balloon Show

Press Release

Geneva Park District is challenging residents to get “unplugged”and leave their video games, phones, tablets and other gadgets off for the 2nd – 6th of May. To help families overcome this struggle, the park district is offering free family events.

Orland Hills, April 21, 2016Geneva Park District is kicking off a week of Screen Free with a free balloon show, Art of Inflation, and Dairy Queen Ice Cream on May 2, 2016 at the Geneva Park District, 710 Western Ave, Geneva at 6:00 PM.

“Putting down the electronics is going to be a challenge for some people, but we feel a good family friendly show like Art of Inflation along with ice cream is a great alternative,” says Elliott Bortner, Recreation Manager.  The balloon show, Art of Inflation, is comedy, music and balloon twisting all rolled into a 45-minute show.  Large balloon sculptures are created on-stage to music; and twisted into the show is quick-witted comedy by professional entertainer Dale Obrochta.

A highlight of the show is a backlight segment where the balloons glow, which is Obrochta’s favorite moment.  “From the front of the stage, all I see are young faces glowing with excitement,” says Obrochta. After the show families are encouraged to come close and take pictures with the works of art.

Geneva Park District Screen Free week runs from May 2nd through the 6th. On Wednesday, May 4 – Scavenger Hunt in the Parks (All ages) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Friday, May 6th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Family Fun Night – Mini Golf Ages 3 & Older

These events are free, but participants must register with the Geneva Park District.  Please contact the Geneva Park District at (630) 232-4542.

Dale Obrochta has been performing since 1986 and has been a visual balloon interpreter for TEDxNaperville, appeared on WGN & WLS TV, and performed for numerous schools, park districts, and libraries in Illinois and Indiana.


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