We just completed our 7th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of the Lovell Legends Saturday, 12 May 2018. The Lovell Legends are a local group of disabled veterans who will be competing with other disabled veterans from around the country in multiple sporting events. This year, the team will consist of women and men disabled veterans and 2 coaches. The event will be held in Orlando, FL, 30 July to 4 Aug 2018. The costs for these athletes are almost entirely paid for by donations. The meals for the veterans are paid for by corporate sponsors on competition days, but all other expenses are paid for with local donations. We would like to thank some of sponsors for the generous donations: Canal Shores Golf Course, Graziano’s Brick Over Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, Union League Club, Marriott Lincolnshire, The Spice House, Chicago Blue Grass, The New 400 Theater, Howard Street Inn, Bennison’s Bakery, and a special thanks to Col (ret) Danny Bogojevich who collected donations in the amount of $1500! Through their support, we once again had a successful event and will be donating over $6,000 to the Lovell Legends!!
The American Legion Post 42 conducted its 33rd annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, November. 10th, 2018 at the Legion Hall at 1030 Central St., Evanston. Over 300 people were served with net proceeds from the event being $2,000
Proceeds go to carefully selected charities serving both veterans and families-in-need in Evanston and beyond. More than $56,000 has been raised in recent years to provide food, clothing and toys to local organizations. 2018 organizations selected:
Boy Scouts Troop 3: $300
Cub Scout Troop 916: $300
Evanston Police & Fire Foundation: $400
Hecky Powell Foundation: $400
North Evanston Mother’s Club: $300
We would like to thank everyone who supported this event because without you, we could not do the things we do….
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our Pancake Breakfast for 2019 or 2020. We are looking forward to hold again in 2021….