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Steve Purduski
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Obama Birthday Trivia Party

Another successful event by the Obama Legacy Initiative! by Ed Agustin

Although August 5th wasn’t President Obama’s birthday, his birthday was celebrated by the Obama Legacy Initiative at the offices of IBEW Local 701 on that date.  About 65 Obama supporters attended and participated in a rousing trivia contest which proved to be not only fun but somewhat educational. Medals were to the top three teams of winners with the Downers Grove Dems taking the championship trophy.

The team from Downers Grove; Kim Savage, Bob Jeffers, Chris English, Sue English, Drew Bolda, Karol Sole, Sue Stealey, Chris Hotchkin, Nancy Svoboda and Julia Beckman showed their political knowledge and trivia by coming out ahead of the other teams participating. Congratulations to this remarkable team for their well earned victory.

In addition to awarding medals, raffle prizes and a silent auction continued throughout the evening allowing almost everyone to walk away a winner. Prizes included a fantastic golf outing in Galena, a hand-made quilt and dinner for a party of 12 at Sullivan’s in Naperville.  Even those who might not have won a prize left after a grand evening of high spirited fun with fellow Obama supporters.

Contributions were collected to support the Obama Legacy Initiative in the effort to grow and keep the name of this great leader in the public realm through schools, parks, roads, etc. Participation in the OLI is open to all interested parties in this effort.

Planning for next year’s Obama Birthday Trivia Party is already in progress to make this an annual exciting event. Plan to be there.

We would like to thank Frank Furco and Bill Habel of IBEW Local 701 for use of their facilities; our major sponsors, Eagle Ridge Spa and Resort, Violet Greenwood, Sullivan’s of Naperville; our donors, Becky Anderson, Ed Aguston, Nancy Bailey, and Rose Johnson; Board Members Sherman Neal, Sean Tenner, Julia Beckman, John Driscoll, and Kathy Schneider; Staff Members Kim Savage, Deanne Sereno, Ed Agustin, Jameena Ivory, and Paul Ladniak; and the people who organized the event, Jameena Ivory, Paul Ladniak, Deanne Sereno, Rose Johnson, and Steve Purduski; Trivia Guy Dan Burgess; and photographer Bill Gomel. A very special thank you goes to State Representative Linda Chapa Lavia, for her presence and active support of our initiative!

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