The Historical Society of Forest Park would like to express our deep gratitude to all who contributed to creating a successful Speakeasy event last Friday night at O'Sullivans. The event commemorated the passing the Volstead Act in 1920 which ushered in Prohibition. With local elegant ladies in 20's fashion and dapper gentlemen in bow ties, the live ragtime music by the Ragtime Roustabouts made for a swinging good time. A trip back into Forest Park's Prohibition days was presented by Jill Wagner to a rowdy crowd of delightful learners.
Thank you to the Gillian Baker Team, the vintage décor on loan from neighboring Studio 8, and two outstanding ice sculptures from Nadeau's Ice Sculptures. Many thanks to O'Sullivan's Public House and manager, Anthony Crawford who bartended and provided creative cocktails specifically designed for the event. Several raffle winners went home with prizes.
We are grateful to all our friends and neighbors who support the Forest Park Historical Society, and apologize for any inconveniences or disturbances created by the live music, which came to an abrupt end as guided by a visit from Forest Park's finest just at the close of the "When the Saints go Marching In."