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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2009
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CALLS FOR PIZZA PARTY
8th Annual ‘Addison By the Slice’ to be held August 4
National Night Out will be celebrated in many communities throughout the
suburbs, but in Addison tradition calls for residents to gather together, eat
pizza, and give out awards to Addison’s best pizzerias. So on Tuesday, Aug. 4,
the community is invited to the 8th Annual “Addison By the Slice” Pizza Bakeoff
on the Village Green, east of Village Hall at 1 Friendship Plaza.
The evening kicks off at 6 p.m., when 5 area pizza restaurants will begin
offering slices of pizza for just $1, while entertainment by Vito Zatto begins.
At 7:30 p.m., the Limited Edition Big Band will perform as part of the final
Concert in the Park of this season, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Development
Once visitors have had the chance to sample various vendors’ offerings, they can
visit the Addison Police Department’s National Night Out Booth to cast a ballot
for the “People’s Choice Award” for favorite pizza in Addison.
Meanwhile, a panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners in various
categories during a blind taste test. Awards will be given for Best Sauce, Best
Cheese Pizza, Best Sausage Pizza, Best Deep Dish/Stuffed Pizza, Best Thin Crust
Pizza, Best Specialty Pizza, and Judges’ Choice, as well as the People’s Choice.
Winners will be announced shortly before 9 p.m.
Participating pizzerias include: John’s Pizza, Nancy’s Pizza, Nardi’s Tower of
Pizza, Pyramid Club and Zio Tony’s Pizzeria.
In addition, representatives from the U.S. Census will be available with
information about next year’s census – they are bringing along former NFL
players Marcus Sullivan, who played for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bill
and New York Giants, and Harold Blackmon, who played for the Seattle Seahawks,
to meet with residents.