Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 Streamwood Summer Celebration Recap

Streamwood Summer Celebration
A Success  

We've just completed our eleventh annual appearance at the Streamwood Summer Celebration's Business Expo sponsored by the Streamwood Chamber of Commerce.  It would have been #12, but we missed one year to go on a river cruise.

"Junior" who is always with us at shows
The Summer Celebration runs the last weekend of July each year and is well attended.  The weather this year was the best of all the years combined.   Usually it rains at least one day, but not this time.  There was a nice breeze blowing through the Business Expo tent which made it enjoyable.

Friday night had record-setting crowds, partly because of the weather but also the feature band, American English.   Saturday was another gorgeous day with more record-setting crowds.  Sunday was warmer and more humid, but even that didn't keep the crowds away.

In addition to show-casing local businesses in the expo tent, there were plenty of activities for families. Local bands performed throughout the weekend, there was a parade on Saturday with about 100 entries this year, rides for the children and young at heart, bingo, face-painting, ice cream eating content for the children and lots more.  Many volunteers from the village make this a special event each and every year.

Lots of Interest in Land & Sea Vacations

We spoke to many couples, families, and individuals that were interested in getting away for a vacation.   As usual, we had a large supply of brochures, which we call "wish books" on hand.  Alaska cruisetours and European River Cruises were the most popular areas of interest in the cruise category.   Europe and National Parks were the most popular land tour destinations.  Cuba, which we talked about in our previous post, was another destination with lots of interest among fair goers.

We had a spinning wheel Friday & Saturday where participants could spin for promotional items and onboard credits.   Due to high volume those days, some items were in short supply, so it no longer made sense to spin to win.  We love talking to people about our more than 30 years of cruise and other vacation experiences.  It was also great talking with our loyal customers about their experiences and their upcoming plans.

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We'd like to welcome new readers to our Blog, Facebook fan page, Twitter, Pinterest, and website, who stopped by to talk with us at the Summer Celebration.   I look forward to talking to you more in the future to help plan a great cruise or land vacation for you and your traveling companions. We've included links here with a brief explanation of some of the resources we offer to our followers.   Please be sure to take advantage of all these opportunities, as that is the best way to stay informed.

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