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Hampton Inn of Lincoln collecting donations for local food pantry

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[November 18, 2009]  The Hampton Inn is asking for the area's help in feeding families in need this holiday season. The hotel property is having a food drive for the Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry until Dec. 18.

Lincoln general manager Julie Burr with food items already collected
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Restaurant"We're hoping as many people as possible stop by and donate whatever they can," said Julie Burr, hotel general manager. "Every donation -- no matter what size -- goes a long way to help our neighbors and friends."

The Hampton Inn is also giving thanks to those individuals who help with the food drive by offering a drawing for prizes. For every bag of food that someone brings in, their name will go in a drawing for one of three prizes. The Hampton Inn is giving away three one-night stays in their Jacuzzi suites.

Donations can be taken 24 hours a day at the hotel property, 1019 N. Heitmann Drive in Lincoln. For more information about the food drive, call the Hampton Inn at 217-732-6729.


About Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois:

The property is owned and operated by Champaign Hotel Ventures, co-owned by Rick McGraw of Litchfield and Robert L. Plummer of Edwardsville. Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois is the property's management company, owned by Jenna McGraw, director of operations, and Lynn Paulus, business manager. Julie Burr of Deer Creek is the hotel's general manager, and Stephanie Wonderlin of Litchfield is the management company's regional sales manager.

Plummer and Rick McGraw own four hotels: Champaign Hotel Ventures, doing business as the Champaign Baymont Inn & Suites and the Lincoln Hampton Inn; Litchfield Hotel Ventures, doing business as the Litchfield Hampton Inn; and Evansville West, doing business as the Evansville, Ind., Holiday Inn Express. In addition, Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois also manages and has part ownership in Evansville Hotel Ventures, doing business as the Evansville, Ind., Quality Inn; and Columbia Hospitality Co., doing business as the Columbia Hampton Inn.

[Text from file received from Hotel Ventures Management]


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