January, 2014 Archives

The Penguin Project presented it’s 10th anniversary production with the musical play Grease Thursday evening at Eastlight Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Andy Morgan his wife Kathy and daughter Lindsay, it was opening night for the cast. Special thanks to Dale Burklund and family for generously underwriting Easter Seals Night. The cast of 75+ young children with disabilities was spearheaded by the lovely Sandy Dumbrowski played by Dunlap High School student Skye Mayo, ICC student Danny Gauwitz portrayed Danny Zuko. It was a enthusiastic sold-out crowd that gave a rousing 10 minute standing ovation for a truly inspiring performance. There are three more performances January 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. January 19th.

-Bob

Gino Cavallini scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for the St. Louis Blues alumni to post a 10-9 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Carver Arena Wednesday evening before a estimated crowd of 4,500 fans. The game was fundraiser to benefit the victims of the EF-4 tornado that devastated Washington and other central Illinois communities November 17, 2013. Event organizer Denis Cyr, the former Peoria Rivermen, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks winger, reunited on a line with Denis Savard for the first time since their NHL days together 30 years ago. Terry Yake had a hat trick for the Blues and Eric Daze contributed a hat trick for the Blackhawks. If you would like to contribute to the victims visit there web-site Skate Strong Hockey.  Early reports are that the night raised $ 50,000. I want to personally thank Denis Cyr for trusting me to photograph this awesome night. I hope everyone is happy with my images.

-Bob



Reunions and sharing stories of there glory days in professional hockey were prevalent in the locker rooms at the Peoria Civic Center Wednesday evening. Players and coaches from the St. Louis Blues alumni team and there rival Chicago Blackhawks gathered to reminisce and renew fellowship in order to raise money for tornado relief victims in the tri-county area. Some locker room and pre-game photo’s of the people who made this event possible. The idea for the event was engineered by former Peoria Rivermen HOF’er Denis Cyr. A web-site was established so fans can continue to donate and help raise funds to benefit those who were affected by the November 17, 2013 EF-4 tornado that sweep through central Illinois and devastated Washington and surrounding communities. If you would like to contribute, please go to there web-site Skate Strong Hockey.

-Bob

It is a new year and time to get ready for the upcoming Black & Blue Ball on February 7, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom. I was allowed to be part of the fun at Fired Up Studios in Peoria Heights, and capture some images of the kids creating pieces of art for the auction. A big shout out to Kati Faletti the gracious host for the day along with her awesome friendly staff. All of the proceeds from the auction and dance will benefit the children at Easter Seals. For more information please contactAndrea Marhold-Childs at 507 E. Armstrong Ave. Peoria, IL 61603. Phone:309.686.7755 x2298 ~ Fax: 309.687.2030 ~ Emailamarhold-childs@ci.easterseals.com.

-Bob


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