We celebrated our move to Eli’s Cheesecake World on World Food
Day–October 16, 1996. Every year, we host the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on our
Campus as a way to commemorate staying in Chicago and being so active in the
community. Our 12th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is this Saturday and
Sunday–September 20th and 21st. The event is free with free parking. The event
benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the New Horizon Center for the
Developmentally Disabled, our neighbor to the west.

We have great partners that make this event possible: the
Michigan Apple Committee (who brings the Michigan Apple Queen to our Festival);
First Chicago Bank & Trust which is sponsoring our Main Stage and Cheesecake
Bingo; Country Financial, Z Frank Chevrolet; Equal Brand Sweetener, which
sponsors our Family Stage; FedEx Office and Autumn Green at Wright
Campus.

We are grateful for the participation of our educational
partners–Wright College, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and
the University of Illinois Extension, who work with us throughout the year and
who will be highlighted in the Country Financial Green Pavilion.