• One Week Away!

    Our annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive, the HOt rod HOliday HOedown, is next Saturday!! (Dec. 7)  There is a lot going on in good ol’ Blue Island that day.

    At 11am at Memorial Park, (map) it’s the Fill a Cruiser food drive.  Donate canned food and other non-perishable food items  for An Angels Touch.  (organized by the Park District)

    At 12:30 have lunch with Santa!  ($20)  Memorial Park’s banquet hall is  converted into Santa’s Workshop for a afternoon of Christmas fun. Santa’s helpers will be serving the North Pole’s finest cuisines. After lunch, Children are invited to participate in an assembly line of craft building fun. Here, children will learn how Santa’s elves build all the gifts in time for Christmas morning.  All children will have their picture taken and printed with Santa by a professional photo studio.

    At 5:30 the Blue Island Light Parade and open house.  Bring your families and friends to cheer for bands, dancers, floats, dancing horses and much more, all decorated with festive holiday lights! The Parade is on Western Avenue from Union to Grove Streets.  After the parade head up to the lighting of the Christmas tree at Uptown Park (York & Western) (map) for refreshments and cookie sale. Visit the open houses at the Blue Island Public Library, Carr Gardens, Franklin Framing, and Flowers by Cathe, just to name a few.

    Then….The Hot rod Holiday HOedown at Eagles Bowl!(map)  There will be no shortage of fun ‘On the Island’ that day!!

    fill a cruiser





         It’s that time again.  The HOt rod HOliday HOedown has returned to Eagles Bowl!  Get those dancin’ shoes out because the Cadillac Casanova’s will once again be playin’ all the 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly hits you know and love!  We will have a geat throwback drink menu again. 

         The HOt rod HOliday HOdown is a great family friendly party, but more inportantly it is a food and toy drive for a great charity, An Angels Touch.  An Angels Touch is from right here in Blue Island.  Formed in 1991, they assist working-class families in times of need. They recognize that misfortunes such as illness, job lay-offs and other unpredictable events can occur at any time and can be devastating to those involved. An Angel’s Touch therefore endeavors to bring comfort to those in need, whether by gifts of food, clothing, toys or other material comforts.

         We are glad to partner up with them again this year, and to be able to help local famlies in times of need.  Last year, with your help,  we raised over $500 cash, and THOUSANDS in food and toy donations!! 

    Cost is $10, and donations are encouraged.HoHoHo


    Welcome to our 2 newest members! 

    Gary Bickel and Jimbo DeYoung!






  • Blue Island Veterans Day Parade



    Join us Saturday, Novenber 9, for the 5th Annual Veterans Parade!  Dress up you classic car and show your support for you troops, and your country!  We will be Pre-staging from 7-7:45 at the empty lot on the north side of 127th St. across from the old Anchor Bowl at 1859 w. 127th Street.  If you are heading East on 127th St, you can enter off of Honore St.  We will then head as a group over to the official staging area, 123rd and Gregory.  (Enter from Krueger).  If you cannot make pre-staging, you will still be in the parade, but may not be in our grouping.  At that point, you can dress up you car, in streamers, stars, banners, flags, ect.  At the end of the parade, the will be a car show down on the field at Memorial Park.  We ask that even if you do not plan on staying long, please park with the show and let the parade end before heading out, as traffic will be a little tight.  We hope to see all our friend out!  

    Don’t have a car?  Come on out anyway and enjoy the day!