Autumn Edition/2001 No.27
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Ring in 2002 with Sh-Boom

Sh-Boom's New Years Eve Gala
* $300 per couple for standard guest room
(prices do not include tax or gratuity)

Package includes:
* Overnight Accommodations
* Hors d'oeuvres Reception
* Dinner
* Dancing to Sh-Boom
* Party Favors
* Champagne Toast @ Midnight
* New Years Day Breakfast Buffet

For details call (314)429-1100 and ask for Reservations. Click here for a
detailed look at the hotel and menu.

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Show Me State Outdoor Shows

Looking for good music and outdoor festivities on the Missouri side of the
* Stacy Park in Olivette (Sunday, August 19th)
* Arnold Days in Arnold (Friday, September 14th)

Land of Lincoln Food Fests'

The Metro East area welcomes Sh-Boom for two ethnic food celebrations. The
Kirchenfest in Highland, IL features the 528 lb. Bavarian skillet with great
German food and drink. The Collinsville Italianfest features grape stomps
and authentic Italian fare ... from spaghetti, baugna caulda, and Italian
roast beef to Italian ices.
* Highland Kirchenfest - Saturday, August 25th @ 8:30 p.m.
* Collinsville Italianfest - Saturday, September 15th @ 6:00 p.m.

All four events listed above are free to the public. Check the Sh-Boom's
"Calendar" section for details.

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Sh-Boom Mexico Travel Journal is now On-line

Here is what just some of the travelers had to say about Sh-Boom's Spring
trip to Playa del Carmen.

* Thanks for all the "hard work" - we had a wonderful time.
Karen, Carol, Ed, and Joan

* I had the best time of my life! You won't believe the people who
want to know when your next trip will be!

* HOLA! We had a WONDERFUL time...we will always remember the great
time we had with you.
Pat & Doug

* Has anyone seen my birth certificate?

Sh-Boom's group of eighty-six enjoyed one week on the Mexican Riviera. Now
you can read all about it with a journal and pictures on-line at "Mexico

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Fall Benefit Dances

Sh-Boom performs at two upcoming benefit dances for the Sparta Illinois
chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Staunton Community Hospital. Habitat for
Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization building affordable homes.
Homeowners are chosen according to need and ability to repay the no-interest
mortgage. Staunton Hospital provides health care for Macoupin County and
hosts one of Sh-Boom's favorite annual dances at the Crystal Ballroom in
Staunton, IL.

* Habitat for Humanity @ The Sparta VFW Hall - Saturday, October 13th
@ 8:00 p.m.
* Staunton Hospital @ The Crystal Ballroom - Saturday, November 10th @
8:00 p.m.

By attending these events, you will join many others in providing financial
support for these fine organizations. Visit Sh-Boom's "Calendar" section for

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Sh-Boom Gossip and Gab

Eighty-six passengers returned safely from Playa del Carmen in May, save a
few minor sh-blunders. Sh-Boom's own sound man, DJ Kent nearly found himself
in that no-man's-land known as Immigration Purgatory when he left his birth
certificate on the plane upon arrival in Mexico. Imagine, if you will,
you're standing in the landing field of a foreign airport. Security guards
won't allow you back on the plane and the authorities won't let you pass
through Immigration. "At the sign post up ahead...You've just entered the
Twilight Zone."

Meanwhile (Meritek Travel Agent) Donna Seymour and Dyno' Dave caught a red
light and were searched in Customs. Both passed by the skin of their
skivies, DJ bribed the officials, and all were en route toward the sprawling
Iberostar Quetzal. The resort was so expansive that Hearthrob Rob was found
on the first afternoon hugging a tree and whistling. Lamar made the
exhaustive trek from beach to bedroom and climbed the steps toward his 4th
floor quarters. He was dumbfounded as to why his room key would not work on
the lock until Nancy Caito (wife of Dyno' Dave) opened the door from the
other side asking why he was fiddling with the lock of her 3rd floor room -

Six contestants competed for the title of "Little Surfer Girl 2001" at
Sh-Boom's Tuesday's beach show.  Unfortunately, none of the six were
little....heck, none of the six were even girls! Congrats' to George "Gotta
See 'em to Believe 'em" Mersinger, Surfer Girl 2001. Passenger Jane T. won a
new t-shirt for her seductive dance aboard the party boat. Guitarist
Ben-jamin' was nearly arrested at gunpoint for his 2:00 a.m. ballet aboard
the speaker cabinets in the resorts' disco.

Lest ye should get the wrong impression, all thoroughly enjoyed the week
long excursion to spite these few folderols and the fact that twenty or so
of the group at some point felt the wrath of Montezuma!
Visit Sh-Boom's "Mexico Memories" to read more about the trip.

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