Football, Funding & Food- November 22, 2015 11:45 am at Scapa’s Italian Restaurant
What: Fundraiser for the Clarendon Hills Historical Society to get renovations started! let’s eat, drink and watch the Bears vs the Broncos
Where: Scapa Italian Restaurant, 1 Walker Avenue, Clarendon Hills
Doors open at 11:45 am for 12 pm kick off. $30 per adult. Includes Italian style buffet!
Raffles throughout the game. Prizes include cash and gift cards!
For tickets contact Meredith Lannert at 630-974-9497
Walk- ins welcome!
Can’t make the Fundraiser, but would like to donate? Just click the “Support” tab above!
Babysitting available at the Park District Community Room, for info contact: Meredith at 630-974-9497
The Clarendon Hills Historical Society suffered a devastating arson fire at their offices and future museum, “Heritage Hall” on August 17, 2015. As someone who has been very involved with the efforts of the Society over the years since they signed the lease in 2005, it was heart wrenching to open the door to the acrid smell of smoke, black soot and fire damage.
We are especially disheartened because we were just reaching our goal of installing a bathroom, when this occurred. In addition, over the years, we have made significant progress on our goals for the Historical Society and for Heritage Hall. The Society has raised money and renovated the inside of the building including demolition of pipes and equipment in the floors and walls, we have replaced and added windows, the pits in the floor were filled in and a new slab floor was poured. The east wall, which was plywood needed to be replaced with masonry. Next the Society brought in a water service, roughed in plumbing, upgraded the electrical, installed a new roof and unit heater and painted.
Since moving into 50 Sheridan Avenue, the Society has been able to consolidate artifacts and records that were being stored in various storage facilities. We were then open to accepting pieces of our past, that were being stored in people’s basements and homes, before they were lost or destroyed to future generations.
This building has been and will continue to be very important to the Society in providing for our community. We will continue our fundraising to complete the space and open it up to the public. But, for now we need to raise money to cover our out of pocket expenses associated with this tragic set of circumstances.
I hope to see you at our fundraiser, we are all ready to have some fun, watch some football and raise some funds!