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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Village of Fox Lake hosts country themed Boots and Bow Ties Dance

VIllage Press release

Fox Lake, IL (Feb. 21, 2023) – On Saturday, February 18, 2023, the Village of Fox Lake’s Lakefront Park Building was filled with the sights and sounds of a fantastic country-themed dance, the Boots and Bow Ties Sweetheart Dance.  The event was a resounding success, bringing families together for a night of fun, laughter, and good music.

The dance, which was organized by the Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department, had two sessions from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. with mothers and sons and dads and daughters dressed in their finest boots, cowboy hats and bow ties. The evening was filled with country music, line dancing, and photo opportunities for all attendees.

“We were thrilled to see so many families and friends come out for the Boots and Bow Ties Dance,” said Amy Whitis, Director of Parks and Recreation. “The energy and enthusiasm in the room were contagious, and it was clear that everyone was having a great time.”    55-Dance-2323

Tickets for the dance were sold for $15 per couple for residents and $20 per couple for nonresidents, with each additional child being $5.  Each couple also received a commemorative photo as a special gift. 

The Boots and Bow Ties Dance was a great opportunity for families to make memories and have a night of fun, and it was clear that everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves immensely, The Village of Fox Lake is already looking forward to planning the next event, the Egg-Citing Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Breakfast, and bringing more joy to the community.   

For more information about upcoming events, please visit the village website at


 About the Village of Fox Lake: The Village of Fox Lake (population 10,978) is located 55 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 20 miles west of Waukegan, Illinois. Fox Lake is located in Lake and McHenry counties. The Village is located on the South Shore of Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, and Fox Lake, three connected water bodies that form part of the Chain O’Lakes system.


TJ Pilarczyk
Recreation and Special Events Coordinator
224.224.1402 office

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