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Lights Festival Lane 2008–Eli’s Cheesecake Teams Up with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository

One of our great traditions of the Saturday of the Magnificent Lights Festival is Lights Festival Lane which is held at Pioneer Court, 401 North Michigan Avenue.

Now in its 17th year, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival has grown from a small procession to light the Lights on Michigan Avenue to a season long celebration that is highlighted with entertainment and activites at Lights
Festival Lane.

Eli’s partners with the students and staff of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to raise funds and non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository while offering complimentary Eli’s Cheesecake
Decorating for children and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Funk of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joins Eli’s Big Slice in welcoming guests to Lights Festival Lane. Eli’s Cheesecake Decorating at Lights Festival Lane has become a family tradition of the tradition. This year, over 10,000 slices were decorated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucille Shaw, Master Ag Teacher, and Dr, Joan White, Animal Science Instructor, help the students while the dedicated volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository accepted donations of money and non-perishable
food while giving an Eli’s Cheesecake slice or whole cheesecake as a thank you gift.

 

 
 

 

 

 

We had a great team of student volunteers from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences help children and families custom decorate their slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival would not be possible without the financial support and contribution of people by the Harris Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. We appreciate the
support of the Harris volunteers on the left posing with Eli’s Big Slice after supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a monetary donation and on the right, by decorating slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights Festival Lane is in the shadows of the iconic Wrigley Building and is adjacent to the Harris Stage which featured the Cheetah Girls, Justin Roberts and Jason Mraz. Visitors to Lights Festival Lane are greeted by
Hubert the Harris Lion created out of Lego.

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Sharing It Day at the Merchandise Mart 2008; Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository

One of our favorite days of the year is Sharing It Day at the
Merchandise Mart hosted by Chris Kennedy, President of Merchandise Mart
Properties.

We partnered with Jewel Osco. Potbelly’s and Argo Tea to support
food donations by Merchandise Mart tenants and friends to the Greater Chicago
Food Depository. In this year of turmoil in the economy, there is over a 30%
additional need for food for the hungry, many of whom have never visited a food
pantry before.

We support the Greater Chicago Food Depository thoughout the
year and use Sharing It Day as a celebration of our participation in the
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival to raise funds and food donations for the
GCFD.

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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Sharing It Day–Eli’s Partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Special Friends to Help the Hungry!

Eli’s Cheesecake continues the standard set by our founder, Eli
M. Schulman, that “if you have no money, we will feed you free.” The Saturday of
the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving are two
of our most important events of the year to support the Greater Chicago Food
Depository

Jewel Osco has been a strong supporter of Eli’s activities to
support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This week, shoppers at Jewel Osco
received the Spotlight Ad featuring ur Single Serve Cheesecake and our
Celebration Sampler, while calling attention to the opportunity for children to
decorate a slice for free while giving adults the opportunity to support the
Greater Chicago Food Depository with a donation of a non-perishable food item
and receiving a slice an Eli’s Single Serve Cheesecake in return.

 

 

On the morning of Tuesday, November 25th, we will join Chris
Kennedy, President of Merchandise Mart Properties, and Jennifer Woolford, Vice
President of the Mart and the Chairperson of the 2008 Magnificen Mile Lights
Festival, our friends from Jewel Osco and other leading Chicago companies to
support the Greater Chicago Food Depository at “Sharing It Day at the
Merchandise Mart.” Bring in a non-perishable food item and receive a free slice
of our Eli’s Cheesecake.

We are proud to continue Eli’s Traditions and to bring food to
the hungry in this time of need.

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