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Grizzly jack's grand bear resort to host first responders appreciation reception

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort To Host First Responders Appreciation Reception

DATE: January 30, 2018
CONTACT: Jeffrey Mona, President and Principal, American Resort Management
PHONE: (814) 833-2631

Utica, IL - Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort will host a special Appreciation Reception to thank local and regional first responders for their tireless efforts battling a fire at Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark located at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm, Grizzly Jack's will host an open bar and hors d'oeuvres for every First Responder and a guest in attendance. The event will be held in the resort's Grand Ballroom, and associates at the resort will also be offering facility tours in order to further connect with the community.
"Thanks to the efforts of First Responders, the damage from the unfortunate mechanical fire was limited to just a small portion of the waterpark," said Jeffrey Mona, President and Principal for American Resort Management, which professionally manages Grizzly Jack's. "Because of them, we are able to continue to welcome guests to the resort, and we want to show our appreciation.".

On January 2, 2018 Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark suffered a mechanical fire, and First Responders quickly arrived at the scene to ensure the safety of the resort's guests and staff, while limiting the damage from the fire. Thanks to their efforts, the only damage to the resort was contained to the waterpark, and the lodging and restaurant areas of the resort continue to remain open to the public.

Grizzly Jack's will host an exclusive media briefing prior to the event at 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2018 at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort for members of the media only. Media are welcome to join us at the First Responders Appreciation Reception immediately following the media brief. To RSVP for the event, please contact Andrew Harsted at Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort at (815) 667-7253 or

About grizzly jack's grand bear resort & indoor waterpark

Located adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. Grand Bear Resort features a wide variety of comfortable accommodations in a Northwood's setting, including Lodge Suites, Spacious Villas, and Luxury Cabins. The resort is home to Grand Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark, set to-re-open soon, with 24,000 square feet of aquatic fun, including play zones, slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river, which also offers a variety of birthday party packages. Additionally, Grand Bear Resort features a number of dining options, including Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar, the Honey Pot Sweet Shop, the Grizzly Bean Café coffee shop, and the Wave Café located in the waterpark, along with the new Bear Island Bar. The resort offers a variety of activities for kids and families as well as on-site fun at the Cave Arcade and Canyon Creek Mini Golf. The Resort is also home to the Grand Bear Banquet & Conference Center, the ideal location for destination weddings and receptions, banquets, meetings, conferences, and retreats. Reservations are available by calling Grizzly Jack's at 866-399-FUNN, or online at In addition, reservations for groups and events can be made by calling the Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort sales team at 815-667-7253, or by email at