Village Veterans Commission Hosts Military Memorabilia Show & Sale

Village Veterans Commission Hosts Military Memorabilia Show & Sale
Posted on 03/12/2015

The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission will hold its Military Collectibles Show and Sale on Sunday, April 19 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center.

A variety of military collectibles will be on display with many available for purchase, including uniforms, decorations, field gear, books, photos and other items from the Civil War to present.

New this year will be the commission’s silent auction of donated military memorabilia.

“We know that a lot of people have military memorabilia that they no longer want and aren’t sure what to do with it,” said Veterans Commission Phil Bell. “If this is the case, we ask that they donate the memorabilia to the commission’s fundraising auction,” Bell said. The funds received from the sale of these items will be returned to current military and veteran organizations in the community.

Individuals or families wanting to donate memorabilia to be auctioned at the military show are asked to call Phil Bell at 708/860-2355 or Commission Secretary Gail Blummer at 708/403-6115 to schedule a time to bring the items to the Village Hall. Arrangements can be made for pick-up service as well. The last day to donate silent items for the silent auction is April 15th.

The Orland Park Civic Center is located at 14750 South Ravinia Avenue, one block west of LaGrange Road. Admission for the show is $5 for adults with veterans and seniors paying $3. There is no admission fee for children. For more information about the show, call 708/598-3844.