Free Year of Movie Viewing for Two at AMC Theatre Offered Now in Revolutionary Re-Enactment Raffle

AMC Theatres LogoWouldn’t it be fabulous to see all the new release movies you wanted absolutely free for one year?

Thanks to the generosity of AMC Theatres at Randhurst, the Mount Prospect Historical Society is offering two chances to win passes which will entitle each winner and a guest to “enjoy all the movies they want for an entire year,” said Jill Tumberger, MPHS board member and raffle coordinator. The passes, which are valued at $1,040 each, may be used at any AMC Theatre nationwide.

The raffle drawing will take place on Sunday, May 15, at the Colony and Crown Revolutionary War Re-enactment in Lions Park, Mount Prospect, but winners need not be present to win. Movie pass raffle tickets are now on sale for $5 each or 6 for $25 at the following local outlets: City Barber Shop, 30 E. Northwest Hwy., Des Plaines; and in Mount Prospect at Busse Car Wash/Automotive, 113 E. Prospect Ave.; Keefer’s Pharmacy, 5 W. Prospect Ave.; and Vino100, 110 S. Emerson St. MPHS board members are also selling raffle tickets.

Sew-Bee-It Quilters

Nancy Ruffolo, Dolores Augustyn and Ginny Curtis (from left to right), members of the Mount Prospect “Sew-Bee-It” quilters, are busy hand stitching fabric squares to complete the quilt that will be raffled at the upcoming “Colony and Crown” Revolutionary War re-enactment on May 15th

A second raffle features multiple baskets of items related to the Revolutionary era, as well as a hand-made quilt. Combining vintage and modern fabrics, the “Sew-Bee-It” Quilters of Mount Prospect have created a quilt in the historic Eight Pointed Star pattern. The group will display and sell raffle tickets for the twin-sized quilt only at the re-enactment.

The quilting group received the vintage 1930s fabric as a memorial donation. “Inside the box, we found the eight-pointed stars already cut out. We decided to use them for our project,” said Quilter Laura Luteri. “It’s beautiful with the dominant multi-colored stars on a white background.”

“The entire quilt is very traditional. It’s hand-pieced by the group,” added Rachel Toeppen, the “Sew-Bee-It” group’s coordinator.

Raffle tickets for the quilt and other items, including an archived and no-longer-available “Felicity” doll, donated by the American Girl Doll Company, will sell for $1 each or six for $5 throughout the re-enactment at Lions Park. Separate drawings for each of the items in this raffle will be held Sunday afternoon, May 15, shortly before the close of “Colony and Crown.”

“Colony and Crown: A Revolutionary Experience” will be held May 14-15 in Mount Prospect’s Lions Park, 411 S. Maple St. The Revolutionary War encampment and re-enactment will feature more than 100 re-enactors from around the Midwest and will include mock battles, bayonet and tomahawk competitions, artillery demonstrations, authentic 18th century military and civilian camps, merchants, music appropriate to the time period, food and much more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for those 2-12. For more information, check out more posts on the reenactment.

 

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