Island Beach Bash—a Special Olympics benefit

The Northern Illinois Parrot Head Club (NIPHC) is hosting its Island Beach Bash fund-raiser to benefit Special Olympics from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 24, at Tebala Shrine Center, 7910 Newburg Rd., Rockford.

Help Special Olympics by attending this Caribbean-flavor party. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Diamond Dave’s in Colonial Village Mall, Rockford; Kobyco Windows and Doors, 4131 Perryville Rd., Loves Park; or by calling (815) 637-4507.

A group of rooms has been reserved at the Rockford Holiday Inn for any event patrons wanting to spend the night. Contact Holiday Inn at (815) 398-2200 or 1-800-383-7829 and ask for the Parrot Head rate. A shuttle will be available for transport between the Holiday Inn hotel and the Tebala Shrine Center.

Island Beach Bash festivities include a silent auction featuring many items from generous donors. Also featured is music by Tony Amber and the Jimmy Buffet tribute band, Pirates Over 40. Living on Island Time will be there with tropical wear and gear available for purchase. For further details, visit

From the Feb. 21-27, 2007, issue

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