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PIR 02/10/2012 Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Event Details

PIR 02/10/2012 Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Time: February 9, 2012 from 5pm to 10pm
Location: Sundance Saloon
Street: 300 Lakehurst Road
City/Town: Waukegan, IL
Website or Map:
Phone: 1-847-887-0858
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: SARGE
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2012

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Event Description

Sarge’s Meet and Greet

Sarge retired from the Army after 20 years of active service in 1991. He was stationed in Ft. Sheridan in 1981 which is the sister base to Great Lakes. He has lived in the area for over 30 years and disseminates a wealth of information about what to expect from our visit there and helping to make the planning easier. He cares for our Sailors and has dedicated a large part of his life to helping them, especially the ones who stay in the Great Lakes for their A School.

Each Thursday, (and on Wednesdays when graduations take place on Thursdays), Sarge sponsors a Meet and Greet for Navy Moms/Dads/Family and Friends. Sarge has arranged for us to have the Sundance Saloon for ourselves starting at 5:00 PM AND ENDING AT 10:00 PM. The place holds over 2,000 people and they provide a DJ and low cost beverages ($2 dollar beers). FREE FOOD is served at 7:00 PM and, if you’re hungry and can’t wait, you can order off their bar menu at a very reasonable price. ALSO FREE is transportation to and from the Meet and Greet from local area hotels (Please see the hotels shown on the map). Transportation from areas other than the free ones is offered at significantly reduced rates.

At the Meet and Greet there will be a guest speaker from the base who puts out very important information about what to do, how to save $$ and the best places to eat.

FREE DINNER for your Sailor - Sarge has made special arrangements with Trattoria-Pomigliano restaurant in Libertyville for your Sailors to receive a FREE dinner, at the restaurant on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All you have to do is mention Sarge, and his friend Nick will give your Sailor anything they want FREE, including STEAKS. The address is 602 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville. Their phone number is 1-847-247-2200.

Attire is casual and Nick will take good care of all. Their website is .

Since this is a private event children are welcome. The website will advertise…over 21.

You can call Sarge anytime with questions. Texting would probably be a good idea first as he is busy. He answers promptly. Sarge – 1-847-212-0246.

He also owns several taxis (This is how we originally came to know him on here!) and lives in Gurnee, IL. The BEST taxi service around with the most reasonable rates. Also, above and beyond the regular lines of “service”. Sarge’s drivers only charge $90 from Milwaukee and Midway. Only $52 from O’Hare. This is the cab cost, NOT per person. Other companies have been quoted from $96 (O’Hare) and $130$185(Milwaukee and Midway).

Here is Sarge’s Flyer:



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Comment by Mindy4boys (ship 04 Div 806) on February 5, 2012 at 8:28pm

8 of us.

Comment by yhammer4 on February 5, 2012 at 2:05pm

3 attending for Ship 11/Div 062

Comment by MartyB on February 5, 2012 at 11:50am
3 attending for Ship 11/Div 068
Comment by brandon'sgirl on February 5, 2012 at 10:01am

6 adults hopefully attending! Looking forward to meet everyone =)

Comment by michaelsmom on February 3, 2012 at 9:24pm

Ship 011 Div 065 4 adults attending!! Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

Comment by robincb on February 3, 2012 at 5:18pm

4 Adults - loving and supporting Ship 11 - Division 066!!!!  We are looking forward to meeting everyone!


Comment by G's Mom (Jen) Ship 07 Div 063 on February 2, 2012 at 10:52pm

5 adults 1 child. We will be decked out in our scarves and ribbons! We are really looking forward to it. So close now!

Comment by Oceans3 on February 1, 2012 at 8:49pm

there will be 5 of us. Can not wait!

Comment by sharonscar on January 31, 2012 at 10:27pm

My husband and I are looking forward to meeting everyone!  Ship 11 Div 061.  See you then!

Comment by Terri on January 30, 2012 at 9:11pm

There will be 4 of us attending....Our SR is in ship 04 Div 806...Looking forward to this event

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