Spring Forward Learning Center (SFLC), in cooperation with MarandosRestaurant.com, is proud to host A Night at Marando’s Gala on Saturday, October 3rd , 2015 at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois.
The Big Band sounds of the 1940s, 50s and 60s will come alive once again during a night of nostalgia, fun and excitement at Marando’s, where orchestras led by Guy Lombardo, Clyde McCoy, Jimmy Dorsey, Carmen Cavallaro, Jack Staulcup and scores of others once regularly graced the main stage and performed to sold-out shows during the Milan night club’s run from 1950 – 1972. Marandosrestaurant.com, unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2012, takes visitors on a journey back to a time where big bands and first class cuisine and entertainment ruled the day.
Proceeds from the evening will go to support SFLC’s core mission to provide free supplemental education and enrichment opportunities for youth in the school district in Rock Island and Milan, Illinois.
Musicians will authentically replicate and pay homage to the big band and entertaining greats of the era. The event will also feature selections from the restaurant’s original menu and décor in addition to a display of authentic Marando’s memorabilia.
About Spring Forward Learning Center
Spring Forward Learning Center is a Rock Island not-for-profit organization that provides free after-school tutoring and mentoring to youth needing help in the Rock Island-Milan School District. Spring Forward Learning Center values children and is committed to providing resources to children and families in need of services that emphasize education, literacy, and social development skills.
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