Mark your calendars for an evening at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday, October 19th from 6 pm to 10 pm to celebrate Glencoe's 150th Anniversary. The Village of Glencoe was first incorporated in 1869, and members of the community have been busy planning historic and commemorative events to honor this moment for over a year.
The Village put together a "Sesquicentennial Planning Committee" and they've been busy organizing, "a series of events and activities, in conjunction with community organizations and other volunteers, to make 2019 a year to remember." The Chicago Botanical Garden's weekend Sesquicentennial Gala represents a culmination of the committee's hard work and year-long preparation. The evening begins with cocktails served in the Chicago Botanical Garden's McGinley Pavilion at 6 pm, followed by a dinner in stunning Nicholas Hall at 7 pm.
Best selling author and television journalist, Mike Leonard will be present as the Master of Ceremonies to announce Glencoe's Hall of Fame honorees at 8 pm. Music by Doug Frew of the Writer's Theatre will showcase the tune "I Love This Town", as a musical tribute to the Village of Glencoe. Finally, take your partner's hand and join in the dancing fun provided by the Pipes Vocal Magic band for the rest of the night. To purchase tickets to this historic dinner and musical tribute, please visit http://www.glencoehistory.org/sesquicentennial-gala/.