Indiana Youth Services Association’s special event, The Blind Pig a Speakeasy Shindig benefits the Make Good Decisions Initiative. Make Good Decisions educates teens and young adults about the dangers of underage drinking, drugs, destructive behaviors and the Indiana Lifeline Law.
June 15, 2017
The Columbia Club
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Doors open at 6:00pm for registration
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Festive Cocktail and Flapper Style Attire Welcome
Complimentary Parking for event only.
The Columbia Club has a block of rooms for our guests
at a special rate of $109 for double queen and king rooms, and $119 for
suites. Overnight valet parking is $25 per vehichle.
To secure a room
please call 317-767-1361
and mention you are a “Blind Pig” attendee
We are seeking table host leaders
If you are interested in hosting a table
contact Connie Rentschler,
For more information about sponsorships
contact Michele Whelchel
Chief Advancement Officer
Indiana Youth Services Association
Friendly gambling, special drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction!
**Must be 21 years old to attend**
Blind Pig – noun. Also called a speakeasy or blind tiger, is a term applied to an exclusive social establishment in the 19th century that sold alcohol unlawfully during prohibition. The exact origin and definition has been lost in saloon folklore but likely was first used in Chicago during the 1870s. One legend held that in Chicago the police raided an illegal barroom marked by a sign with only the letters "A P G". When a journalist inquired about its ownership an officer answered "A PIG" with its "I" knocked out - hence the term "Blind Pig". Many years later Blind Pigs would become one of the slang terms for speakeasies of the prohibition era.Origin: 1865-70, Americanism