DOUBLE HEADLINERS - Bill Brady and Harry HIckstein Saturday, December 22nd 8:00 p.m.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bill Brady was the seventh of ten children. Counting parents, grandma and an aunt, there were fourteen in all to round out the "Original Brady Bunch." Bill relates that he has always been on stage, being one of such a large family he had to be, in order to be heard or fed.

Specializing in an interactive show, Bill excels at ad-lib situations; his warmth, humor and entertaining style build a solid rapport with his audiences, as an opening act, emcee or headliner ! His fresh approach leaves his audiences laughing and coming back for more.

Bill founded his own show in 1977 and has been hosting Bill Brady's Comedy Capers ever since. In June of 2010, Bill celebrated his 33rd year of hosting Bill Brady's Comedy Capers at Senese's Barrel of Laughs, the longest running comedy show in the Midwest !

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When Harry Hickstein walks onto stage, his audience can’t decide if he’s a member of Hell’s Angels, a mob enforcer, or a tough member of the teamsters ready to keep everybody in line. The mystery is very quickly solved when “Mr. Big Stuff” launches into his routine and his audience roars with laughter and realizes he’s just a big teddy bear.

A twenty year veteran, Harry Hickstein is clearly one of the most dynamic comedians working today. His ability to adlib and work off his audience while remaining hilariously funny, makes him a favorite at clubs, theaters, private events, colleges and corporate events everywhere.

Harry’s act combines the use of props and audience participation. His “take” on things we can all relate to will have you holding your sides, your grandmother’s sides or even the stranger sitting next to you. (You’re completely on your own with the stranger)

Harry, a fan favorite everywhere he performs, always receives rave reviews from audiences and the press alike. After seeing Harry's act, one reporter’s review said "He wasn’t just an act, but an EVENT!”

Ticket price - $14.00 if purchased by Friday, December 21. Tickets are $16.00 the day of the show. Call 815.223.5085 to purchase tickets and for table reservations. Minimum age is 21 years old.

Christmas Day - Open at 4:00 p.m.

If you need some exercise or want to extend your family time together after your Christmas dinner, bowling is a great activity the whole family can enjoy.  Get 2 hours of bowling, rental shoes, a pitcher of soda for up to six people per lane for $49.99.  We are opening at 4:00 p.m. and taking reservations for 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Other times are based on lane availability.  Call 815.223.5085 to make your reservations today.

New Year's Eve Specials

New Year's Eve Cosmic Thunder Party  is December 31, 2018.  Children and adults are welcome, so you can entertain your children or plan a family event.  Party time is from 12:00 noon - 4:30 p.m.  Everyone gets 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and unlimited soda or 1 bottle of water for $9.99/child and $11.99/adult.  Reservations suggested, but walk-ins welcome.  Call 815.223.5085.

Family Fun Packs all evening December 31, 2018.  Reserve your time at 5:00PM, 7:30PM or 10:00PM.  $49.99 (up to 6 people per lane) includes: 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and a pitcher of soda.  Add a one topping pizza for $10.00 more.

Kenny Calkins III wins Regional PBA Title

Kenny Calkins, III, 32 of Des Moines, Iowa  is no longer searching for his first Regional PBA title this year.  Sunday, September 2 he earned the honor of 1st Place in the Illinois Valley Midwest Classic at Illinois Valley Super Bowl.  Calkins captured the title and earned $2,000 for his efforts by averaging 219.13 over 16 games.  He finished the Qualifying Round in 11th place while averaging 220.86 over 7 games.  In 5 games in the  Round Robin he moved up to 5th place with a 213.42 average over 12 games.  He moved up to 4th place in the Round Robin position round providing him the opportunity to compete in the Stepladder Rounds.  Kenny beat Nate Stubler (4th Place - $650.00) 221-214 in the first Stepladder Round.  He then beat defending champion AJ Johnson (3rd Place - $800) 236 - 228 in the semi-finals.  He notched the title by beating Sean Rash (2nd Place ($1,100) in the title match 254 - 214.   There were participants from 9 states.  

Winners of the youth Pro Am Tournament held Saturday, September 1, 2018 were: 12 and over division - 1st Place Landen Miller, 2nd Place Matt Jacobson and 11 and under division - 1st Place Kaitlyn Miller.

Tournament sponsors include: La Salle State Bank, City of Peru, Ebonite, Classic Products, Toedter Oil, Western Bowling Proprietors Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Adam Kinzinger,  Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin, Illinois House of  Representatives Member Jerry Long, Fran Szott Flooring, Walmart Distribution Center and Spring Creek Golf Course.

 IV super Bowl owners congratulate kenny calkins, iii (l-R Bob Stubler, Kenny Calkins, iii and jim Stubler)  

IV super Bowl owners congratulate kenny calkins, iii (l-R Bob Stubler, Kenny Calkins, iii and jim Stubler)