June 25, 2017
Itoo Society, Inc.
Serving the Community Since 1914
4909 W. Farmington Road
Peoria, Illinois 61604
(309) 676-9725 | itoohall.com
Nicole Reese Designs
Alwan and Sons Meat Co. alwanandsons.com 688-8711
D. Joseph Companies djoseph.com 692-1135
Madanat Properes madanatproperties.com 241-2940
Nicole Reese Designs nicolereesedesigns.com 696-0041
We welcome you to our 50th Annual Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob . . .
fifty years ago it was Louis Kouri’s vision to hold a
Shish-Ka-Bob each summer to help raise money for the
Itoo Society. He wanted to keep the spirit of the Itoo Club
alive year round by offering more than only the Itoo Supper
in November. Lou held weekly meetings for months upon
end while carefully planning and organizing every detail
of that inaugural Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob.
For fifty years members of the Itoo Society have continued
the tradition that Lou began in 1968, and we continue to
welcome the greater Peoria community to our “home” as
we celebrate our heritage and continue the tradition so
many of our relatives helped to set in motion.
Today we would like to extend our appreciation to all the
dedicated men, ladies, children, and friends of the Itoo
Society who generously gave of their time, help, and
encouragement in preparation for today’s celebration.
We are proud and thankful to have such a wonderful
group that has continued the Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob and
makes it the great tradition that it is.
We also thank all of the individuals and business
establishments who have advertised in this year’s
souvenir program. We highly recommend and appreciate
you patronizing our sponsors!
Sah-Thine (Eat Hearty and Enjoy!)
5th Avenue Fashions (Madanat Family)
A & J Termite & Pest Control
Caliber Home Loans (John Abraham)
Congressman Darin LaHood, 18th District
Dr. Carla Couri, DMD
Ghantous Law Offices
Jamie Harwood, Peoria County Coroner
Judge Steve Kouri, Tazwell County
Landmark Recreaon Center
Merheb Surgical Arts
Sid Ruckriegel, Councilman
State Representave Mike Unes
TERRA Engineering (George Ghareeb)
Quality shoes since 1918
CHIROPRATIC | REHABILITATION | ACUPUNCTURE
Academy of Screen Prinng
Couri’s License Service
Fred’s Shoe Repair
Jerry Brady, Peoria County State’s Aorney
Joe Couri Photos
Joseph & Hishon Chiropracc
Mid Illinois Insurance
Wright and Salmon Mortuary
In loving memory
As we celebrate our 50th Annual Shish-Ka-Bob as an
Itoo Society, we remember all those who have come
before us and helped pave the way to bring us where
we are today. This book is dedicated to all of the
deceased family members of the Itoo Society. Their
unselfish giving and their traditions that have been
handed down through the generations are the
backbone of our Club today.
Marilyn Joseph - who showed love to all
For Ed Mallow - how he loved
our Itoo family!
In Loving Memory of Ray Maroon
Jamil Couri (1958-2015)
Jamil loved the Shish-Ka-Bob, one of his
favorite Itoo events. He started the
previous Sunday by coring cabbage
with the crew, working when he
could during the week, and was
always there on “game day” to
help wherever he was needed.
Jamil always had his calm demeanor,
no matter how crazy the day got,
and always his beautiful smile.
We miss you, Jamil.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
90th Annual Itoo Supper
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2018
2nd Annual Cabbage Roll Extravaganza
Saturday, April 7, 2018
2nd Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Watch our website (itoohall.com) and Facebook page
(facebook.com/itoosociety) for additional event details.
Please join us again in November at our Itoo Supper (held annually on the
first Sunday of November) as we celebrate 90 years of sharing our
Lebanese heritage with the greater community.
We invite you to join the movement this #GivingTuesday in supporting
Itoo Society, Inc. as we work together to shape our future, building upon
the work of so many who came before us and continuing our rich,
We’ll return this year with another Cabbage Roll Extravaganza on Big Game
Day Sunday. Cabbage rolls (with some newer offerings) will be available
for carry-out only and must be pre-ordered.
The annual event for military retirees features a wealth of information and
prominent speakers from throughout the local and national areas.
51st Annual Itoo Shish-Ka-Bob
Held annually on the last Sunday in June, our Shish-Ka-Bob features both beef
and chicken kabobs, along with cabbage rolls, salad, and Lebanese bread.
Main Banquet Hall
Small Gathering Room
4909 W Farmington Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
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