March 4, 2020
- Western Wednesdays Alumni & Friends Social in Mount Prospect
- Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Red Barn Restaurant and Brewery
303 E. Kensington Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL
- Description: Social and complimentary appetizers while they last! Cash bar available!
Hosted by Alumni Council Member Chris Wheeler '97 '00, Red Barn owner DJ Harrington '04, and Alumni Director Amy Spelman '98.
DJ Harrington stated, "I was recruited for soccer by Dr. Eric Johnson from Western Illinois who saw me play in Nebraska and recruited me to WIU. I was the only freshmen at WIU my first year. I had a very successful run in Macomb from 99-2003 where I played multiple positions on the team, but settled in as a defender after my sophomore year. I was named team captain my senior year. I graduated in 2004 with a degree in education. While in Macomb I was blessed with an opportunity to work for Lisa Ward owner of Magnolia's on the square. After graduation I continued to play and coach as well as teach, but always was drawn back to the hospitality business. After many years of working in the industry, I was able to develop relationships with two local partners and we acquired Red Barn. The building was vacant 7 years and we have brought it back from its glory days. Now open for 15 months, we are so excited what the future holds for this business. I'm also excited to be able to host this event and bring attention to WIU."
Appetizers will include wings, pork sliders, salad, and pizza.
Pre-registration is preferred but not required.
call 309-298-1914 or email A-Association@wiu.edu to register.
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- Source: Alumni