Bank Brings Underprivileged Children to Drive-Thru Light Show
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2006--Thanks to
the generosity of Washington Mutual, underprivileged children from
throughout the Chicagoland area will get to experience a spectacular
drive-thru holiday light show at Arlington Park Racecourse, as
Washington Mutual presents Clearbrook's Wonderland of Lights.
Washington Mutual will provide the transportation for
underprivileged children on three separate nights to this holiday
light show. On December 12 and December 15, almost 150 children from
the Valentine and Tilton Boys & Girls Club of Chicago will be dazzled
by such fairy-tale-themed displays, including "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin
Eater," "The Old Lady That Lived in the Shoe," and "Cat and the
Fiddle", as well as a new toy land display. Then after Christmas, on
December 27, 50 more children from the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
will be able to marvel at the world's largest light tunnel of 150,000
lights measuring 600 feet by 300 feet, in addition to 12 animated
light bulb arches, as well as all the other spectacular displays.
This show is open every evening through January 1, including all
holidays, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday thru Thursday and from 5:30 to
10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. Admission is $10 per car weekdays and
$12 per car Friday thru Sunday. Proceeds from the show will help
illuminate the lives of more than 2,900 children and adults with
disabilities supported by Clearbrook each year.
Stop by any of Washington Mutual's conveniently located branches
across Chicagoland to receive a $2.00 off coupon valid Monday through
Thursday. To find the closest location, call (800) 788-7000 or visit
wamu.com. For volunteer and other information, call the event hotline
(847) 577-HOHO (4646) or visit clearbrook.org.
This holiday light show is also sponsored by Arlington Park
Racecourse, NBC5, the Daily Herald, THE MIX 101.9 FM, Sheraton Chicago
Northwest, Staples, Arlington Theaters, Meijer, and FTD. By filling
out an entry form that will be handed out as you enter the light show,
two lucky people will win a trip anywhere in the continental United
States, courtesy of American Airlines.
Arlington Park Racetrack is located between Euclid Avenue and
Northwest Highway, just east of Route 53 in Arlington Heights. The
entrance to Wonderland of Lights is located off of Euclid Road. Guests
will be able to tune to a special radio station once inside the park
and enjoy holiday music and a word from the sponsors during their
20-minute dazzling adventure.
Since its establishment in 1955, Clearbrook has emerged as a
leader in the field of developmental disabilities by creating
innovative opportunities for more than 2,900 children and adults, as
well as their families. Based in Northern Illinois, Clearbrook
provides residential, day training and vocational services at 40-plus
locations in many suburban communities of Chicago. With approximately
700 individuals on the current waiting list for residential services,
83 percent of every dollar raised by Clearbrook goes directly into
programs and services.
Janis Edelheit, Communication Coordinator, 847-385-5008
SOURCE: Washington Mutual