Vets Commission to Host Steak Fry for Orland Park Veterans

Vets Commission to Host Steak Fry for Orland Park Veterans
Posted on 08/18/2017

The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission will hold its 18th annual steak fry for Orland Park veterans on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The 1 p.m. event will be held at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue.

"This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the Veterans Commission's Steak Fry and we congratulate the commission for offering such a nice afternoon for Orland Park's many veterans," said Mayor Keith Pekau. "This is a great opportunity for veterans of all ages to gather for a meal and enjoy each other's company," he added.

Tickets are $12.00 per person, open to Orland Park veterans and their families and include dinner and beverages. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included in the ticket price. Musical entertainment will be provided.

"The military steak fry dates well back into history," said Village Trustee Jim Dodge, village board liaison to the commission and a veteran. "It was always a treat for those serving to sit down and enjoy 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."

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 through Monday, October 30 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 and are limited to 150 tickets total.

Additional information is available by calling Veterans Commission Program Assistant Thomas Dubelbeis at 708/403-6115.