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AmVets post reschedules annual picnic

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 11:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 11:09 p.m. CDT

FOX RIVER GROVE – Cary-Grove AMVETS Pearl Harbor Memorial Post 245 will host its 26th annual picnic for hospitalized veterans Aug. 21 in memory of Chris Chigas.  

Veterans from four Veterans Health Administration hospitals will attend. This event is the largest picnic held in Illinois for veterans.

Everyone is welcome.

The picnic will include food, soda, music, bingo, games and pontoon boat rides.  

Setup for the picnic will be at 9 a.m., and veterans will arrive around 11 a.m. at Lions Park, 102 Beachway Drive, Fox River Grove.

Donations are appreciated to allow the post to help other veterans. Donations can be made to AMVETS Post 245, P.O. Box 741, Cary, IL 60013. 

Community volunteers are welcome. To volunteer or for information, call post Cmdr. Gary Foster at 847-639-3936.

– Northwest Herald

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