Whereas, sixty (60) years ago this month, Arnold and Marie Muzzarelli shared a dream and vision of bringing fine dining and first-class entertainment to the Southwest suburbs of Chicago; and
Whereas, in pursuit of that dream, the Muzzarellis, in July, 1949, established and opened the Sabre Room on 95th Street in unincorporated Palos Township on the site of a once famous spa; and
Whereas, through their diligence, hard work and innovations, Arnold and Marie Muzzarelli rapidly saw the fulfillment of their dreams by making the Sabre Room into a restaurant, banquet hall, meeting place and entertainment institution known throughout Chicagoland for hosting events of all sizes with extraordinary attention and flair; and
Whereas, as a result of the Muzzarellis reputation for excellence as hosts, the names of the celebrities who have graced the Sabre Room is so long as to defy recitation; it includes past and contemporary stars of stage, screen, radio and television such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin .and Oprah Winfrey, as well as past and future Presidents, Senators, Governors and Mayors, including both Mayor Daleys, Gerald Ford and Barack Obama; and
Whereas, the Muzzarellis have always shared their success with Hickory Hills and surrounding communities by their direct participation in the founding and generous support of a countless number of local organizations, events and activities; and
Whereas, the Sabre Room is still a family-owned and operated business and Marie Muzzarelli continues the pursuit of her and her late husband Arnold’s dream by overseeing operations with the assistance of her son, Arnold Muzzarelli, Jr., daughters Yvonne, Janice and her husband Rudy Voit, and Art Golden; and
Whereas, as the Sabre Room celebrates its 60th Diamond Anniversary, the City of Hickory Hills wishes to convey its gratitude and its best wishes for future success upon this historic occasion,
Therefore, I, Michael L. Howley, Mayor of the City of Hickory Hills, proclaim the week of July 24th to July 31st, 2009, as SABRE ROOM 60TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK and call its significance to the citizens of the City of Hickory Hills.
Where unto I have set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Hickory Hills to be affixed.
Mayor of the City of Hickory Hills