Saturday night included a fun-filled event held by the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center Foundation. For those who like to sample different types of wines, there were plenty of choices to choose from. Tickets were available for the raffle prizes and several people won multiple times (watch for the guy in the video with his arms full!). The wine tasting and prize drawings were followed at 7:30 PM by a staged radio adaptation of author, Tony Palmero’s “A Christmas Carol” with players and chorus members too numerous to mention here. I included a short portion at the end of the video so that you could experience what it was like.
My thanks to Round Lake Beach Mayor Rich Hill for inviting me and to Kathy Hill for allowing me to take the photos.
The Cultural & Civic Center Foundation Board’s President, Jerry Dietz, was all decked out in a tuxedo, top hat, and walking cane as he greeted guests arriving for the event. Other Board members were also in attendance. You can view the Cultural Center’s website and mission statement HERE. Contact anyone on the members list if you are interested in becoming involved.
I have enjoyed numerous events that have taken place at the Center and the community has embraced it as well.
There were quite a number of candidates for local office at the event including Joe Neal who is running for Illinois State Senate in the 31st District, the office currently held by Suzi Schmidt. It was my first time meeting Joe so I thought I would include a photo here so others would recognize him in their travels. You can find out more about Joe’s candidacy and goals on his Facebook page. It’s never too early to start finding out more about the candidates who want to represent us in the upcoming elections.