The Jack Benny Statue
Planned layout of Jack Benny Plaza in Waukegan (above)
THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
Friday, June 7, 6:00 to 10:00 PM - Benny
Bonnie Brook Clubhouse at the Bonnie Brook Golf Course
$39 per plate and the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Jack Benny Center's Scholarship Fund.
Cash bar with hors d'oeuvres, and a buffet dinner of beef or chicken, salad, potato, side vegetable, roll and butter, dessert, milk/tea/coffee. Call 847-360-4740 NOW to make your reservation. http://www.waukeganparks.org/jbc/index.html
Ongoing - Self-guided Benny tours
Brochures will be available to guide you to a variety of sites, including the site of Jack's boyhood home, the Great Lakes Naval Center (where Jack was stationed in WWI), Jack Benny Middle School, and many other locations.
Saturday, June 8 - Downtown
1:00 - Kickoff and introductions
1:30 - IJBFC radio recreation, featuring Eddie Carroll as Jack Benny
2:00 - Dedication of Jack Benny Plaza and Statue
2:30 - Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus
4:00 - Waukegan Municipal Band
Saturday, June 8, 7:00PM - Kibitzing
An informal gathering of IJBFC members and Benny fans will be held at the Saddleridge Restaurant of the Waukegan Ramada.
Sunday, June 9, 1:00PM - Museum of Broadcast
A trip to Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications to see the Jack Benny vault exhibit.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
A group rate for IJBFC members is $80 per night at the Waukegan Ramada. This is one of the newer hotels in Waukegan, and recommended by the city. For more information on the hotel, please see the Web page at http://www.the.ramada.com/waukegan01082. Please call to make your reservation: 847-244-2400.
HOW CAN I GET TO WAUKEGAN?
Check out the information on Waukegan Web: http://www.waukeganweb.net/transportation.html
THE IJBFC COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT
Special IJBFC limited edition commemorative T-shirts have been sent! If you have paid and not yet received yours, please E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org