On Tap For The 60th-Anniversary Film To Debut At Voters League Banquet
Rosemont’s 60th Anniversary celebration includes the May 8th (Mother’s Day) re-opening of the Village’s recently renovated waterfall at Higgins and River roads, and the debut of a new then and now film during the April 2 Rosemont Voters League banquet at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
This, in addition to the June 19th (Father’s Day) unveiling of a new statue dedicated to former Mayor Donald E. Stephens. The statue will be placed on a waterfall near Village Hall’s east entrance at 9501 W. Devon Ave.
Rosemont Marketing Director Stacey Schuster said the Village has received several photos from residents for the anniversary film. Schuster and her team are now putting together the film looking at both the past, present and future of Rosemont to be shown during the April 2nd banquet.
“We will also put it on our website (rosemont.com),” Schuster said. “During the April 2nd event we plan to project pictures, like a slideshow, throughout the banquet. We may make it available at the Hummel Museum as well.”
Staff is scanning all the documents and will return the originals to their owners.
Every year the Voters League hosts a banquet in the Convention Center usually attended by about 1,200 people. Because the Village is observing its 60th Anniversary with various local events, the number of banquet attendees could reach as high as 1,400. The dinner includes live music, dancing and a comedy performance.
Several other projects are being considered to help preserve the Village’s history, including publishing a book celebrating Rosemont’s 60th Anniversary.