Surprise 90th Birthday Salute to Elmo


Hey a Surprise 90th Birthday Party! It was an honor to be the entertainment for Elmo Gonzalez’s Birthday celebration on June 27 in Arlington Heights in the backyard of his daughter’s home. Only four blocks from our office. Loved the location. It was great weather and turnout for the festivities. The surprise song was “La Bamba” by Richie Valens. Elmo was really surprised. I immediately then put on the Big Band/Swing Tunes ( from the 1940s’ when he was in the Navy in the Pacific. Elmo served on the Aircraft Carrier Bunker Hill and was at The Battle of Okinawa. He especially enjoyed The Navy Hymn “Anchors Aweigh” and gave a salute. I enjoyed playing summer themed songs, latin favorites and oldies. The line dances were especially popular for family and friends. “Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr. was played as a special song for Elmo and his wife. “That’s What Friends are For” was played as it was one of Elmo’s theme songs while running as the two time Major of La Porte, Indiana. The kids just loved the Hula Hoop (, Twist ( and Limbo ( contests. Great food and fun for all ages. Holly thanks for contacting me. I had a blast. Check out all of the action photos and videos.


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