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SKOKIE THEATRE KICKS OFF SERIES OF CHARITY TRIBUTES WITH SALUTE TO WOUNDED VETERANS
Friday, May 08, 2009 Special to suffredin.org
Theatre will honor wounded and disabled veterans with a free concert and lunch
Wednesday, May 20, in the first of a series of performances designed to thank
deserving individuals for their service to the community and the nation.
the Cabaret,” a show featuring vocalist Heather Moran, will be performed
at1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the
Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. The show is open to the public
and tickets are $10 each.
veterans from Edward J. Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, Ill., will be guests of
the theater and will also have lunch at a nearby Skokie restaurant.
Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston) of the 13th District will
present Silver Star Banners to six other veterans in attendence who were
wounded while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during hostilities in Korea,
Vietnam and Iraq.
Banners are supplied by the Silver Star Families of America, a nonprofit,
nonpartisan organization committed to supporting wounded veterans of wars past
and present, and to honoring their service.
is being coordinated by Richard Morbidoni, superintendent of veterans affairs
for Cook County, and lunch for the honored veterans is being paid for by the
Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County.
to Al Curtis, associate director of the Skokie Theatre, this tribute is the
first in a series of charitable events to honor and thank certain individuals
for community service. The Skokie Theatre Music Foundation, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to supporting the arts and enriching the community’s
culture, also is interested in showing appreciation for those who helped make
the community and the nation great.
Foundation will be accepting donations to sponsor similar events in upcoming
weeks to honor other deserving groups, Curtis said.
information, or to order tickets, call the Skokie Theatre at 847-677-7761 or
visit the website at www.skokietheatre.com.