Elmcrest banquet hall holding 100th birthday party for Elmwood Park

As the year 2014 carries on, the city of Elmwood Park continues to celebrate its centennial milestone. This fall, Elmcrest will host an Emerald Ball Nov. 8 and the village will be selling a centennial book.

Tickets for the Emerald Ball will go on sale Sept. 15 for $100 each. All tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, with 420 available.

“We’re very grateful,” Al Biancalana, co-owner of the Elmcrest and a member of the committee said. “I hope we have a nice section of people in the village that come out to the ball.”

The black tie event will consist of a bar, dinner, as well as hot and cold appetizers. A collage of pictures on two TV screens will show the town throughout the years. At the end of the night, two TVs will be raffled off. The raffle will be included with the ticket, and won’t be an additional charge.

At the ball, one Centennial book will be given to each couple in attendance. Singles will get one as well. Biancalana, along with a committee of people from the library, historical society, and others are putting the book together.

“We have quite a few pictures,” Biancalana said. “If somebody has one that’s unique, bring it to the Village Hall.”

The full color book will include pictures and information about the town for the past 100 years. The deadline for purchasing an ad for the book is Aug. 15.

The books that are not given away at the Emerald Ball will be sold at the Elmwood Park Library for $5 each. For more information, please visit elmwoodpark100.org.

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