Sunday, April 21, 2013
For the past five years, The Oasis - Grayslake Youth Center has been a special place for kids in Grayslake and surrounding communities.
"We are in the business of keeping kids safe here," said Joyce Campbell, president of The Oasis - Grayslake Youth Center. Since the Oasis opened in April 2005, more than 2,600 bands have performed and thousands of kids have done homework, met friends, hung out and just had fun at 151 Hawley Street, Grayslake. Nearly 75 people stopped in for the fifth anniversary celebration at The Oasis on April 21. Campbell said the center has become a great, safe, fun place for kids. She was grateful for all of the community support that helped get The Oasis started, and all that helps keep it going. This year, they received a $10,000 grant from West Bend Insurance out of West Bend, Wis. The future looks bright for The Oasis. "We'll keep on going," said …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Active and retired military members received a big "Thank You" from Grayslake community members on Jan. 8.
Fellowship and patriotism were the themes of the day during Grayslake Salutes Our Military. The event was a way to pay tribute to current and retired military members from any war. The event, held on an unseasonably warm Jan. 8, brought out families, community leaders, politicians and teenagers. Several veterans said they were humbled and grateful to be recognized for their service. "I think this event is incredible and a little overwhelming," said Army veteran Frank White. He was drafted in 1970 and retired in 1997, spending time in Vietnam, Europe and throughout the U.S. "It is remarkable that people would put forth this much effort into recognizing all the veterans," White said. "I didn't expect anything. And I don't regret a day of my…
Friday, September 2, 2011
The 4th annual Cruisin' for the Kids event was a big success.
The 4th annual Oasis event, Cruisin' for the Kids Car Show, drew well over 100 cars of all makes and models to downtown Grayslake.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Grayslake's Cruisin' for the Kids succeeds with both car hobbyists and spectators.
From a completely remodeled 1933 Plymouth Coupe to a decked out 2010 Dodge Challenger, there was something for every genre at the fourth annual Cruisin’ for the Kids Car Show in Grayslake on Sunday, Aug. 28. The show featured 116 different automobiles on display, live entertainment, food, drink and games for the kids, all to raise money for The Oasis Grayslake Youth Center. Spectators came from near and far to check out the classic cruisers and modern marvels. There was a wide variety of vehicles lining Center Street. “There is just so much to check out,” said Colin Bellwoar of Grayslake. He was at the car show to get ideas on different designs for a ride he hopes to restore one day. “When you see what they started with and what the came …