Last Fling outlines half-century mark

August 27, 2015 - Picnic Time

Fewer than 20,000 people comprised Naperville’s foe in 1966, when Rick Motta suggested it was cruise time.

The thought – desirous generally by Motta’s adore for all things Kim Novak, and privately by her 1955 film “Picnic” – done clarity in a business village that had been looking for a approach to appreciate a constant patrons.

Local planners, many of them merchants, were toying with a thought of a sports event, Motta said. He, on a other hand, was drawn to a story line in a Novak film, about a Labor Day jubilee set contorted by a attainment of a large foreigner in a tiny Kansas town.