Sunday, April 15, 2007

Family fun fair at Great Harvest Bread Company

Today the Center for Prevention of Abuse had an amazing fundraiser at the Great Harvest Bread Company, located in the little strip mall accross from the Super Walmart in Peoria. The entertainment was donated by Happy Heart Entertainment, a 2 person duo that packed a punch of talent and appealed to just about everyone there. Chris Hawkins, the male part of the equation did a dead-on impersonation of Willie Nelson as well as Elvis, but I particularly enjoyed his duet with partner Betty Giacobazzi as they performed an eerie rendition of Edith and Archie's "Those were the days". The tweens all came alive as they DJ'd the line dance to the Cha Cha Slide. Apparently this has been a popular dance number for a matter of years but given the fact that our nights out generally have us home by 8:00 limited my opportuities to be exposed to this catchy little number. Credit should also be given to the Great Harvest Bread Company that donated all their sale proceeds to the center, in addition to providing a first rate location and setting. I highly recommend their high fiber multi-grain bread... simply delicious and as you know as we get older we can use all the help we can get in the fiber department if you catch my drift. Then the most amazing event of all might have even been unplanned... not sure... but 4, yes 4 decked out semi trucks pulled up in an adjacent parking lot and after a lot of shucking and jiving, voila, out pops the team of 8 Budweiser Clydesdales and their wagon. I swear I am not making this up. More about them in a later post. I noticed a lot of Bradley Students present as volunteers. The whole event made my heart smile...a definate event to add to next years calendar and an organization worthy of our generous donations.

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