Old fashioned gala kicks off Chicago Ridge anniversary

With “100 Years of Progress” to celebrate,page-5-2-col-bannerBanners for Chicago Ridge’s 100th anniversary are adorning the village. Photo by Jeff Vorva. the Village of Chicago Ridge will kick off the yearlong celebration with a Centennial Gala, which will be held April 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge. The Centennial Gala will be semi-formal or 1914 period attire and will include a catered dinner, live music, a silent auction, raffle baskets and a 100th Anniversary souvenir.
Ticket prices for the Centennial Gala will be $40 for adults and $35 for seniors 65 and older. The event is open to adults only. This event is not just for residents of Chicago Ridge, but for anyone that would like to celebrate the 100th Anniversary. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale the end of February.
In addition to the Centennial Gala, Chicago Ridge businesses have an opportunity to participate in a 100th anniversary souvenir ad book. A letter with an application was mailed out to all Chicago Ridge businesses. This is also open to all Chicago Ridge families who may like to congratulate Chicago Ridge on this milestone.
Residents and local businesses may also notice that 100th anniversary banners are being placed on the streetlights near participating businesses or near residential homes. Applications for both the ad book and the banner program are available at the Village Hall or on the newly improved Village website –
If you or someone you know has moved from Chicago Ridge that might be interested in attending the Centennial Gala, please call the Chicago Ridge Village Hall with the names and contact information, so that invitations can be sent.
For more information regarding the purchasing of tickets for the Centennial Gala, the Souvenir Ad Book or Anniversary Banners, call the Chicago Ridge Village Hall, 708-425-7700.

– Submitted by Village of Chicago Ridge