CHICAGO (CBS) — The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Benny the Bull, Staley the Bear, Tommy Hawk, and the Phillie Phanatic were among the mascots on hand for the announcement at Oil City Stadium in Whiting.
Mayor Joseph Stahura said the hall is “right up the same alley” as the city’s annual Pierogi Festival.
“It’s typical Whiting,” he said. “The Pierogi Fest has kind of set the tone for us. It’s a very wacky and very fun festival, and the Mascot Hall of Fame won’t disappoint.”