May 24, 2010

 Dresden Station Sponsors Coal City Concerts in the Park 

 Dresden proud to present music series 

 

MORRIS, Ill. (May 24, 2010) – Exelon Nuclear’s Dresden Generating Station is proud to sponsor the Village of Coal City’s 2010 Concerts in the Park. The concert series runs through Aug. 21 at Campbell Memorial Park.

“We certainly appreciate Dresden’s help in enabling us to provide these free concerts during the coming weeks,” said Coal City Trustee Georgette Vota, who co-chairs the village’s Parks Board.

“Exelon Nuclear is proud to provide the funding to make these concerts possible,” said Dresden Station Site Vice President Tim Hanley. “In this economy, these types of programs are often among the first to be cut, and we didn’t want to see that happen to this series of free musical performances.”

The free musical performances, covering an array of genres, are held at Campbell Memorial Park, located on south Broadway Street in Coal City. Following is the schedule of concerts for the remainder of the season.
 
Sunday, June 6, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Music Loft Students (various styles)

Friday, June 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Music Loft Students (various styles)

Saturday, June 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
The “Lincoln Hotrods” (music of the 1950s) and Cruise Night

Friday, July 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Music Loft Students (various styles)

Saturday, July 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
Daryl Durano (Island music)

Sunday, July 25, 2 – p.m.
Strings and Things (classical music)

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Sunday, Aug. 15, 2 – 4 p.m.
The Johnny Chicago Trio (acoustic jazz)

Saturday, Aug. 21, 7 – 9 p.m.
Boogie Shoes (disco music)

All music for the Concerts in the Park series is coordinated by The Music Loft of Coal City. Refreshments are available at all concerts.

For more information about the Concerts in the Park, visit www.coalcity-il.com or call 815-634-8608.

Dresden Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station’s two operating units can produce more than 1,700 megawatts net of electricity per hour. Dresden Unit 1, which began commercial operation in 1960 and was retired in 1978, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.  

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About Exelon

Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $17 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 486,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

Contacts

Bob Osgood Exelon Nuclear Communications
815.416.3743
815.277.6191 (Cell)
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