The Holiday Party will be very special this year. You may call it "NEW" or, if you've been around long enough you may call it "OLD". For the first time in many, many years The Chicagoland MG Club and the Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago will again celebrate this evening together. Can you think of a better way to start the Holiday Season than to enjoy a couple of drinks, dinner, door prizes, raffle, and maybe even another performance of the Abingdon Players together with all of your Chicago MG friends?
The party will be on Saturday December 6, 2008 at 6:30 PM at Elmcrest Banquets by Biancalana's, 7370 W Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park IL 60707 -- 708-453-3989. There is valet parking at the facilities parking lot, right across the street.
The cost for members of both clubs is the same at $28/person, and both clubs will subsidise the evening a little bit. The Cash Bar will open at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7:30. Dinner is the same for all and includes soup and salad for starters, followed by pasta, then chicken and beef with potatoes and vegetables for the family style main course, and Italian ice cream for desert. Please mark the registration form for the vegetarian option.
After the dinner we'll have door prizes, a raffle and an, optional, gift exchange. Bringing a gift will entitle you to receive a gift in exchange. (there is no real minimum or maximum but about $10 is a good guideline) We are also in negotiation with the word famous Abingdon Players. This illustrious
theater group along with the Singing Magnettes made a grandiose revival in 2007 after many years of absence. Hopefully they're able to fit a special Elmwood Park engagement into the 2008 MG World Tour.
After the formal program you are also invited to join us at TJ's Halftime, a small sports bar just down the road. It is only 1 mile west of Elmcrest on Grand Avenue (but the name of the town changes to River Grove) The designated driver of each vehicle should be able to find a parking spot at their lot. TJ's Halftime, 8166 Grand Avenue, River Grove, IL 60171, phone 708 453 8686.
Please send in the reservation form to the address listed (along with the check) before Friday November 21, 2008. And don't forget the mark your club association; Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago, Chicago MG Club, or both and check the box if you want the vegetarian menu option.