Posted Bybill on June 11, 2002 at 17:07:54:
In Reply to: Re: Waukegan...so, what did you think? posted byDon Ellison on June 10, 2002 at 18:25:54:
: : For the folks who attended the Waukegan festivities...what did you think?
: : --LL
: The headline of today's Waukegan News Sun says it all-- A BASH FOR BENNY -- with front page color photos. The enthusiastic group that gathered downtown definitely appreciated the detail and talent that went into the afternoon festivities, especially the live Jack Benny radio show (I thought the sound effects goof was planned). Now I learn that Eddie Carroll ad libbed his remark about the sound effects man working from sound effect to sound effect. Don E.
Certainly there is no lack of interest in the radio entertainment medium. Talked with so many enthusiasts not only of Jack Benny but scores of other radio offerings.. And all ages!
As for the Waukegan Celebration? It was fun to experience as well as be a part of a noble community gesture looking to its roots to revitalize its future. Good luck to the Genesee!
Thanks for adding to a great weekend, Eddie Carroll! And especially thanks to all of the locals and out-of-towners who showed up.