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Event Details


Time: January 22, 2015 from 4:45pm to 9:30pm
Website or Map:
Phone: 847-212-0246
Event Type: meet and greet
Organized By: OldSarge

Event Description



Please join my wife and I for our FREE MEET AND GREET at the Sundance Saloon every Thursday from 4:45 PM - 9:30 PM. Find us on face book by searching for "PIR 12-12-14" and join our group. 

Last year my wife and I fed 9,654 Navy Loved ones. We appreciate your continued support.

If you need reasonable transportation to and from the airports - please visit my website at Http:// or call me at 847-212-0246. My team and I are prepared for any request for transportation. We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

My wife and I are the ones who purchase/make this food for you ….we do this each week for each PIR group. Sundance Saloon does not charge us to rent the space…that is their gift to the Navy families! I don’t charge you for this food either….it is a free meal; however, if you wish to make a contribution to help defray our costs since this is out of pocket for us, that would be greatly appreciated. There will be a contribution box on the buffet table. This is strictly voluntary on your part! We would love to have you come join us!”

Since this is a private exclusive event, all ages are admitted. Please be responsible and have I.D. ready when ordering from the bar. No one under 21 is allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages. If you want to sit in a group and reserve space, bring your "RESERVED" signs and come early (4:45PM) and stake your claim.


4:45 PM Guests arrive - cash bar - get your name tags!

5:00 PM - Time to meet and greet - Dancing - Fun - continuous slide show on what to expect on Friday.
** note ** slide show presentation is located in the files section of the PIR page. I recommend you view it before you come to the meet and greet. 

6:35 - Invocation 

6:40 PM - Buffet line is opened. We serve - Pasta, Fried Chicken, Sausage and Peppers, Meatballs, Olive Garden Bread Sticks, salad, fruit trays, salad and my wife's world famous brownies. During dinner there will be a film on Boot Camp, Battle Stations 21, and the continuous slide show on what to expect this weekend. 

7:30 PM - Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Tribute

7:40 PM - Tribute to Veterans and National Anthem

7:45 PM - Over of slides and important information.

8:15 PM - Basket raffles & Dancing until ??

If you need any additional information contact me at 847-212-0246. You can find me on face-book by searching for “Sarge John L. Spadaro” and feel free to add me as a friend.

God Bless your family and The United States Of America

GRADUATION STREAMING LIVE Watch our recruits graduate live this Friday at 0845 Central Daylight Time. Follow the link and join our chat: The video will display under Live Events during broadcast.

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This sounds wonderful!

This sounds great. Can't wait to meet everyone!

So excited! This sounds wonderful! My flight lands at O'Hare at 3:15 but I will get there as soon as I can....

Do we need to make a reservation for this meet and greet?

You can go here to RSVP.

I got the link to RSVP for the Meet & Greet, but to RSVP do we just send a message or what?

We cant wait !!!! Looking forward to meeting everyone.. Do we need to make reservations and how do we do this?  What is the link for the live broadcast?

Here is the link for the M & G event on this site where you may rsvp.

PIR 01/23/2014 Meet and Greet

Click on the above and it will take you there. You will see the RSVP area on the right hand side.

The link for the livestream of PIR is at the bottom of the above post.

Sounds like fun!!  I am planning on being there!

I sent my RSVP, hooyah!!

How will I get to the M&G from the Navy Lodge....I don't have a car as I am flying up from Panama! Any thoughts?

This is from the M & G EVENT on this site (I provided the link to it above.).

If you need reasonable transportation to and from the airports - please visit my website at Http:// or call me at 847-212-0246. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We also provide local transportation and late night runs to the airport to see your sailor off to A-School.

I know it says "airports" but Sarge has a team of drivers and I am sure that he can get you set up for transportation. OR you could also ask on your Division Discussion as well as the main wall of the Group if any other of the other MEMBERS will be staying there and can offer you a ride. Great way to connect too :-)


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