Join us for a Betty White Centennial Celebration this Saturday, January 15th at 10am under the marquee at the Lake Theatre (1022 Lake Street) in Downtown Oak Park. Presented by the Wednesday Journal and Growing Community Media.

Via Oakpark.comA brief outdoor ceremony honoring Betty White is expected include:

  • An “In Memoriam” proclamation by Vicki Scaman, Oak Park Village President
  • Commentary from local historian Frank Lipo, Oak Park River Forest Museum
  • “Thank You for Being a Friend,” performed by Cindy Fee, Golden Girls theme vocalist
  • One hundred cake slices provided by Turano Baking Company
  • “Be like Betty” photo ops with a display by 99 Haus Balloons
  • 10:30 am Animal Care League pet adoption event–Byline Bank lobby across from the theater

Enjoy these Betty White specials in Downtown Oak Park:  

  • Byline Bank (1001 Lake Street): Join Byline and the Animal Care League at the Byline Bank Oak Park branch at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Honor Betty White’s legacy by visiting with puppies and kittens that are available for adoption. As part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donations will be accepted. Refreshments will also be served!
  • Tre Sorelle Ristorante (1111 Lake Street): FREE Betty White drink with any dinner on Jan 15 + 10% of your bill will be donated to the Animal Care League
  • Lake Theatre (1022 Lake Street): Get $1.00 off soda of any size. Valid now through Jan 17.
  • Sugar Fixe Patisserie (119 N Marion St): Small white chocolate mocha & white chocolate cookie for $5. Valid Jan 12-16.
  • BeerShop (1025 North Blvd): $5 Betty White Ale’ & FREE dog treats on Jan 15 & 17. Now accepting donations for the Animal Care League.
  • Jerusalem Cafe (1030 Lake St): Betty White Special: Lunch combo for $7.99 (when you ask for lunch combo). Valid now through Jan 15.
  • Pumpkin Moon (1028 North Blvd): Mention Betty White at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. Valid now through Jan 15
  • Scratch ‘n Sniff (120 N Marion St): Mention Betty White at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. Valid now through Jan 15
  • Wise Cup (1018 Lake St): Get a 16oz Betty White Mocha made with white chocolate & rose for $5. Valid Jan 14-16.
  • Kalamata Kitchen (105 N Marion): We are honoring Greek American Betty White on Jan 17 with Baklava Cheesecake!
  • Personalization House (127 N Marion): In honor of what would have been Betty White’s 100th Birthday, we are releasing a custom designed line of Betty White merchandise, designed by Yearbook Studios. The merchandise will be in the store this Saturday, January 15th so pop in and grab a hoodie, t-shirt, mug, glass or tote bag, and celebrate this Oak Park legend! And, the bonus is we are donating part of the proceeds to several of the charities Betty supported.
  • Lake Street Kitchen + Bar (1101 Lake St): In honor of Betty White, we present the Betty White Martini, $13. Valid through Jan 22.