Thelma Melohn Gymnasium
Overview: The gymnasium is versatile and can accommodate a wide range of events such as wedding receptions, family reunions, birthday parties, bridal/baby showers, athletic practices, stage performances and indoor recreation. The space is approximately 75’ x 40’ or 3,000 square feet. Maximum capacity: 350 people.
Features: This space features a performance stage, large retractable projection screen, two basketball nets (one retractable), volleyball net hook-up capability, bleachers, scoreboard and two locker-type rooms.
Tables & Chairs: Tables and chairs are provided and put away at no additional charge. Set up service is available for $100 ($50 for parties less than 100 persons).
Availability: Monday through Friday beginning at noon; Saturday and Sunday all day. (Note: A day care rents the building Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Per DCFS regulations, when the day care is open renters will only have access to the gym. Restrooms are available in the locker rooms downstairs from the gym.)
Rental Fee: $25/hour or $250/day. Reception package: $500 reserves gym from 1pm Friday through 1pm Sunday. Multiple-use discount: rent four times and get the next session of same time length free. Philo residents receive a 10% discount. Active U.S. Military personnel receive a 15% discount not to be combined with any other discount.
Overview: The gymnasium has an integrated sound system for use by your party, DJ or band. Use is complimentary but requires a damage deposit.
Features: The system can play CDs and accommodates i-Pods. A wired microphone, wireless microphone, sports microphone and stand are available.
Rental Fee: $20/day for the wireless microphone.
Overview: The kitchenette may be used to store food when renting the Thelma Melohn Gymnasium. Use is complimentary with gym rental.
Features: The kitchenette has a sink, refrigerator, microwave oven and pass-through counter.
Twenty-one 8-ft rectangle tables
Two 6-ft rectangle tables
Eleven 60-inch round tables
250 folding chairs
Two power strips
Two 50-ft extension cords
Portable 60”x60” screen ($10/day)