The Village Tavern of Long Grove is organizing and hosting its third annual free concert for our veterans and active military families, Sunday, July 29th, 2012, 11am to 7pm. Last year they fed over 175 veterans and hope to double that number this year. There will be bands all day, a kid’s area with games and plenty of seating. They will be roasting a pig, grilling… brats & dogs and looking forward to a great day. This Event is open to the general public and they invite everyone to come and support our veterans and their families and express our gratitude for their service.
(In Mary Ann Ullrich words) This concert came to be with a trip to the VA and has now become an annual tradition. My husband served as a Marine in Viet Nam and we decided to make a trip to the VA to apply for medical benefits. After completing the paper work and interview, the officer across the desk from us stood up and shook Chip’s hand and said “THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY”. Needless to say Chip was overwhelmed and moved to hear those words so long overdue. On our way home we talked about how much that “Thank You” meant and that he was probably not alone. A Hand Shake and a “THANK YOU” is what we would like to share with fellow soldiers on Sunday July 29th. Chip has now finished his cancer treatment and will be ready to party and play his harmonica again this year! This will be a significant undertaking again but with support I’m sure we can make it happen. Here is how you can be a part of this great event.
* SPONSORING A VETERANS TABLE FOR $200.00.
* DONATIONS FOR OUR RAFFLE TO HELP SUPPORT THE EVENT
We will also be accepting cards and letters of appreciation and items for care packages that will be sent to our troops serving abroad through the “OPERATION AIR LIFT” VFW 5151 organization. Thank you for your interest in our event and we look forward to seeing many of you at The Tavern!
The Wind Gypsys from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Rhythmbone from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
**HEADLINER** NEW ODYSSEY from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
******RAFFLE & DRAWINGS DURING BAND BREAKS******
Contact info for any questions:
Chip & Mary Ann Ullrich
The Village Tavern, 135 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, Il. 60047
Below is a very short video that someone shot at last years event which shows the car that was being raffled off.
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