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The Lansing Journal journeys: Graceland (with Elvis!)


submitted by Elvis Slaughter

Elvis Slaughter has a special appreciation for LARC, especially because they have an annual fundraiser that includes an Elvis impersonator (though he impersonates the other Elvis). “I have attended the Elvis fundraiser the last two years with family members,” said Slaughter, “and we really enjoyed the shows.” To bring some fun attention to the upcoming event, Elvis and The Lansing Journal journeyed to Graceland. (Photo: “another visitor at Graceland”)

People who want to join Elvis Slaughter in watching Elvis Presley can contact The Parents & Friends of LARC for tickets: 708-539-6995. Tickets will not be available at the door; they must be purchased by Friday, July 26. “The Essence of Elvis” will be at Kacey’s Banquet Hall (17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing, Illinois) on Friday, August 2, from 6:00–10:00pm.

LARC is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing developmentally disabled adults with an opportunity to work, live, and participate in their community.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.