Vets Commission Hosts Steak Fry for Orland Park Veterans

Vets Commission Hosts Steak Fry for Orland Park Veterans
Posted on 09/19/2014

The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission will hold its fifteenth annual Steak Fry for Orland Park veterans on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The 1 p.m. event will be held at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue.

“This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Veterans Commission’s Steak Fry and we congratulate them for offering such a nice afternoon for Orland Park’s many veterans,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “This is a great opportunity for veterans of all ages to gather for a meal and enjoy each other’s company,” the mayor added.

Tickets are $10.00 per person and include dinner and beverages, limit two per veteran. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the ticket price. Musical entertainment will be provided by Kate & Matt Meyrick from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

“The military steak fry dates well back into history,” said Orland Park Veterans Commission Chair Phil Bell. “It was always a treat when serving overseas to be able to sit down and enjoy a steak. This is why the Vets Commission does this every year --- to bring back the camaraderie of enjoying a meal with the members of your unit,” he said.

The Steak Fry is open to Orland Park veterans only. If a non-resident is a member of an Orland Park military organization, i.e., the Orland Memorial American Legion Post #111 or the Orland-Palos Reber-Tesmond Veterans of Foreign Wars #2604, a membership card must be presented to purchase tickets.

Tickets must be purchased in advance though October 7 at the Cashier’s Office at Orland Park’s Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cashier’s office is open on the first and third Monday of the month from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Additional information is available by calling Veterans Commission Recording Secretary Gail Blummer at 708/403-6115.