WADSWORTH – Do you believe there are magical, mysterious, and supernatural powers related to pyramids? Discover for yourself on Saturday, September 24, when you can explore the mysterious Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, IL. At the Gold Pyramid House, you’ll see a spectacular Gold Chariot, view replicas of Cleopatra and Nefertiti, and tour the great tomb of King Tut when the Onan family opens their home for FREE tours to benefit Midwest Veterans Closet.
Stand UP for Veterans, presented by Jim Onan and Tom Kristof, includes a day of fun and a chance to win a 2017 Chevy Camaro donated, in part, by Rock Chevrolet. Admission is free. Along with the pyramid tours, attractions will include Armed Services presentations, a car show, games, live entertainment, raffles (over 100 themed items, as well as the Camaro), a silent auction, local craft and food vendors, and a cash bar.
Jim Onan, Jr., explains the inspiration for this event: “My father, Jim Onan, Sr., a WWII Veteran planned to build a Veterans memorial before his health prevented completion of his plan. I believe that supporting the Midwest Veterans Closet, where every day is Veterans Day because Veterans shop free, is a perfect fit to honor my father and all men and women who served our country and protected our freedoms.” Tom Kristof agreed, saying, “I’ve witnessed the great work and service the Midwest Veterans Closet provides to Veterans and young military families. In fact, I was so inspired by the creativity of their programs, reliability to Veterans, and ability to bring folks from so many communities together, my business colleagues and I donated more than $1300 in new men’s and women’s clothing. Help is here for the Midwest Veterans Closet.”
The Gold Pyramid House is located at 37921 Dilleys Road, Wadsworth, IL. 60083. Pre-purchase a chance to win a 2017 Chevy Camaro at www.MidwestVeteransCloset.org or call Tom Kristof at 847.363.8798. (Raffle tickets for the car are $100 each.)
The Stand UP for Veterans free event is Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10am-6pm Winner of car will be announced at 6 p.m. [Winner need NOT be present to win.]
What is Gold Pyramid House? It was built in 1977 by Jim and Linda Onan as a private residence for their family. Jim came from humble beginnings but worked hard to build his own concrete and garage business to support his family of seven. Prior to 1977, Jim admired Egyptian culture and stumbled upon a university study suggesting that the pyramids at Giza generated energy. His interest in pyramids and their reported mysteries led him to build small pyramids around his home. His friends and visitors believed that, when they put their hands above these small pyramids, they felt a sensation or unusual energy. When planning to build a new home, Linda suggested they build it in the form of a pyramid, and thus began plans for the Gold Pyramid House. As construction approached completion, something astonishing happened. Spring water began bubbling up on the first floor of the pyramid!
Jim brought in experts to reroute the water and funnel it out of the home and into the surrounding area, thus creating a mote. Some say the shape of the pyramid itself brought this spring to life since there was no apparent spring water at that location prior to construction. Workers on the site began drinking the spring water. One worker enjoyed the water every day and reported after a doctor visit that his blood pressure had lowered. Jim, though unsure of its curative benefits, offered the water to others. Many claimed to feel better or to have certain ailments cured. The Gold Pyramid House, a unique structure and local landmark, has attracted the attention of many locals and celebrities. The musician Michael Jackson proposed shooting a music video at the location, and the prizefighter Muhammad Ali once offered to buy the pyramid for a training facility.
Visit this unique landmark and taste the spring water with its potentially “positive charge” at the Stand UP for Veterans event on September 24.
About Midwest Veterans Closet
Midwest Veterans Closet is a program of Impacting Veterans Lives, Inc., a 501(c)3 charity, serves Veterans and current military with a cache of programs including: a Drop-In Center which provides Veterans and current military with a bank of computers for job searches, applications, and personal use. It also serves as a warming and cooling center and provides much needed camaraderie through various group projects. Midwest Veterans Closet Meal Delivery serves disabled (DAV) and homebound Veterans who otherwise ration food or go without. Independent of food security, these visits to Veterans provide checks on the Veteran’s or family’s well-being and afford us the opportunity to assess other needs. Midwest Veterans Closet ‘Career Closet’ provides Veterans and current military individuals who are re-entering the civilian job market with professional wear – suits, shirts, ties, shoes, dresses, and undergarments. Midwest Veterans Closet (MVC) and Growing Healthy Vets serve Veterans by providing gardening therapy at MVC in North Chicago and in Prairie Crossing, Grayslake. Midwest Veterans Closet is located at 2323 Green Bay Road , North Chicago; 847.354.2108, MidwestVeteransCloset.org
About Kristof’s Entertainment Center
Kristof’s Entertainment Center, Lake County’s second largest entertainment center, has been entertaining families and friends since 1974. That’s more than 40 years of fun, with attractions such as bowling, go-karts, arcades, mini-golf, batting cages, and food! Kristof’s is dedicated to providing the best time ever, and is available for a variety of events, including family outings, corporate events, fundraisers, date nights, and meet-ups with friends.
Submitted by Midwest Veterans Closet