Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia!



 Happy Birthday Julia!  
Today we celebrate the life of Julia Vrooman.  
Julia was born on October 4th, 1876 in the Vrooman Mansion.  She lived to be 104 and passed away while residing in the home. Julia was an unusual woman of considerable intellectual stature. She wrote newspaper articles, essays on travels to Europe, and a novel, High Road to Honor. A deeply religious woman, Julia showed a genuine concern for the suffering of others less fortunate. 
She organized and played in a jazz band throughout the zone of 
American occupation and held "cocoa parties" for homesick soldiers from Illinois. She was dedicated to her husband Carl for nearly 70 years.  

Her vitality and determination continued until her death at the age of 104, 
she passed away while residing in the home. 
Even after her death Julia continued to give to the
 less fortunate,  ninety-five percent of their $5,000,000 
estate went to churches and the needy. 


Homecoming weekends!
Make sure to book your room with us for ISU's Homecoming weekend, October 5th-7th.  

Come stay with us  for Wesleyan's homecoming weekend, October 12th-14th!



Calendar of events!
TheatresCool Introduces: Acting for the Camera
Now - Nov. 27, 2012
The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
708-751-0401

Bassnectar
Oct. 4, 2012 - Oct. 4, 2012 , 7:00pm
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2843
   
Leaving Iowa
Oct. 4, 2012 - Oct. 7, 2012
Community Players Theatre
201 Robinhood Lane
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 663-2121
Performances: October 4-7, 2012

Historic Ghost Walk of Bloomington
Oct. 5, 2012, 7pm-830pm
Mid-City Hotel Doorway
312 N. Main Street-Next to Beck's Florist
Bloomington, IL 61701
309 846 4306 
 
October F1RST FR1DAY
Oct. 5, 2012, 5-8 pm
Downtown Bloomington
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.829.9599
 
The Price is Right, Live!
Oct. 6, 2012, 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for ther Performing Arts
600 North East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-434-2777

Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk
Oct. 6, 2012 - Oct. 7, 2012 , 11 am & 2 pm
Evergreen Cemetery
302 E. Miller St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 827-0428

701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 
Phone: 309.828.8816
Toll Free: 877.346.6488
Fax: 309.828.2596