Oak Park looks forward to the Roaring 20s

January 14, 2013 by  

The Roaring 20s are set to make a comeback in Oak Park, Illinois, according to a recent article.
The Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club (HJWC) will host a fundraiser to benefit the Hephzibah Children’s Association – a non-profit organization in Oak Park that is both a group home and an agency that deals with foster placement.

The fundraiser, which the HJWC is calling the ‘Gatsby Gala’ and pricing at $125-per-person, will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Oak Brook’s Hyatt Lodge. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book ‘The Great Gatsby’ is widely considered one of the best American novels ever written and, with a new film scheduled for release in May this year, the Gatsby theme is perfect for the event.

The organization intends to recreate the Roaring 20s with cabaret singers, fortune tellers, flappers, and casino games. Guests arriving at the party will enter Gatsby’s infamous mansion where they will have the opportunity to explore what it feels like to live in luxury. The event organizers urge guests bring their dancing shoes to move to everything from the Charleston to today’s pop hits.

Those who wish to do so may purchase $300 VIP tickets, which will give them access to special seating in a private lounge complete with their own wait staff. There are only 100 VIP tickets, and the purchaser will be entered in a raffle to win a seven-day Hawaiian vacation. Organizers expect 400 – 500 people to attend.

Event organizers could work with brochure printers to create publicity materials suitable for distribution throughout Oak Park. They could also create a second brochure explaining the work of the Association.