Prairie State College to Host Free Community Celebration Event on October 16

October 06, 2023

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Chicago Heights, IL - Prairie State College (PSC) will host a free community celebration event on Monday, October 16, as part of the college's second annual Homecoming Week. The afternoon event will feature food trucks, a car show, face painting, games, giveaways, and more. The festivities will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. in the PSC's main campus parking lot, located at 202 S. Halsted in Chicago Heights.

Attendees can indulge in a variety of culinary bits from local food trucks, with the added thrill of having 2x Food Network Champion, Executive Chef Camerron Dangerfield, and Nutritionist and Celebrity Chef Eric Meredith join the festivities as special guests. Chef Dangerfield and Chef Meredith, along with PSC President Dr. Michael Anthony will be on campus to sample food from vendors and select the second annual food truck competition winner.

Car enthusiasts will get the opportunity to check out corvettes, low-riders, and classic cars on display. The event will also feature face painting, games, a live DJ pumping up the atmosphere, and a touch a truck activity, allowing children of all ages to climb and explore a variety of trucks and vehicles.

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the local community to join us in celebrating 65 years of educating students during our Homecoming Week,” said Dr. Anthony. "This is a wonderful occasion for everyone to come together, have a great time, and build connections within our community."

The community celebration is part of PSC's commitment to fostering community engagement and collaboration. It serves as a platform for individuals of all ages to enjoy a safe and fun afternoon of entertainment, food, and camaraderie. 

For more information about the community celebration and other activities taking place during Homecoming Week at PSC, please visit or email