Help a Vet Saturday May 20, 6:30 p.m.
Above, GregoryLeifel, executive director of the Sanfilippo Foundation demonstrating refurbished antiques.
– Photos courtesy Sanfilippo Foundation.
Prepare to be astounded at sights and sounds created by machines made with genius and artistry at “Place de la Musique” on Saturday at a speical Armed Forces Day concert and tour. The event sponsored by the Sanfilippo Foundation will be held in Barrington. Veterans and the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago will benefit from the fundraiser.
The “Place de la Musique” is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, including the world’s largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting.
The Sanfilippo’s have generously and graciously opened their home and museum for this event in hopes of raising money which will help us move into the rest of our building in North Chicago.” – Mary Carmody, founder and director Midwest Veterans Closet
On Saturday May 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. the Sanfilippos’ open their heart, home, and museum to Veterans and the public at large to delight in this rare opportunity to salute those who have served us. Veterans residing on campus at the North Chicago VA hospital will be bussed to event.
Tickets are $35 per person which includes the tour and patriotic concert.
Buy tickets for yourself and sponsor a veteran or two, or more. You will receive names of those you sponsor. To purchase tickets visit http://midwestveteranscloset.org/.
“The Sanfilippo’s (of the Fisher Nut fortune) have generously and graciously opened their home and museum for this event in hopes of raising money which will help us move into the rest of our building in North Chicago,” said Carmody, founder and director of the Midwest Veterans Closet.
“We’re cramped at just 2,000 square feet. and we need the entire 19,000 square feet of the building with loading docks which will allow us to expand so we can serve more enlistees, veterans, and families,” Carmody added. “We’re currently expanding our Food Pantry since we are located in a food desert with limited options for military personnel.”
The concert and museum tour is at 789 Plum Tree Road in Barrington.
The Midwest Veterans Closet, “Where Veterans shop free,” is at 2323 Green Bay Road in North Chicago.