Adopt-A-Sailor Thanksgiving Dinner


For Further Information
Contact: Bill Pohlman

Legion Seeks Donations
For Sailor Holiday Dinner

The American Legion Post 690 family is seeking donations for their Adopt-A-Sailor dinner which is to be held on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 23rd when sailors from Great Lakes Naval Station will come to the American Legion hall for a Thanksgiving dinner.

“This year, we are once again opening the American Legion on Thanksgiving Day to those that are actively serving our country,” said Sue Hallsten, Project Chair.  “With Great Lakes Naval Station being so close, we are bringing a bus load of recruits to the Legion and providing them with a day of thanks.”

As part of Adopt-A-Sailor, the American Legion family is asking the community to help financially support this dinner.  Checks made payable to the American Legion with a notation of Adopt-A-Sailor can be sent to the American Legion Attention: Adopt-A-Sailor 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067.  If requested, the Legion will issue a letter for tax deductions.

Since these sailors will not be able to enjoy the holiday with their families, the Legion will be providing dinner, a day of activities and the ability to call home for however long they desire.  “It is our goal to provide to these young men and women a memory that will stay with them their entire life,” said Hallsten.

The American Legion Family consists of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) and Legion Auxiliary.  The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary began in 1919 while the S.A.L. was created in 1932 as patriotic veterans organizations devoted to mutual helpfulness.  These organizations are committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

For further information on the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to their respective organizations at 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606 or visit their web site at


Pirate Party!!

AAARGHH!! Halloween Party!!

Friday October 27th!!
At 7:30pm!!
Dress as a Pirate

Prizes for Best Pirate Costume * Drink Specials * Raffle Prizes



Queen of Hearts Raffle is Back!

The Queen of Hearts raffle is returning!

By popular demand, we are bringing back the Queen of Hearts raffle.

We have reviewed the feedback from the past games played. After a careful review, we have edited the rules so it will be easier to enjoy playing the Queen of Hearts raffle.

Our biggest change is:

You do not need to be present to win the Queen of Hearts raffle 50/50 Jackpot!

Raffle tickets are $5.00 apiece, or 5 tickets for $20.00.  A limit of 50 raffle tickets maximum, may be purchased, per week, per drawing, per person.

Here are the 2017 Queen of Hearts rules.

We hope you will come to the American Legion post, and have some fun!

Let’s build up the pot and start the game again!

Good Luck to all!   American Legion Post #690

Casino Night October 20, 2017

Legion and Jaycees Hold
Casino Night Fundraiser

The Palatine American Legion Post 690 and the Palatine Jaycees are holding a casino night which is open to the public on Friday, October 20th at the American Legion Hall 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine to raise funds for Legion Family Charities.

“Come out between 7:00 PM and Midnight, play some poker, some of our other games of chance and have some fun,” said Matt Christie, casino night Project Co-Chair.  “For a $5.00 entry fee you’ll be able to enjoy cash games of poker, Blackjack, Texas Hold’Em, Over & Under Dice Roll and Money Wheel.  Come by for a few minutes or stay for a few hours!”

A full service bar will be open upstairs for the casino night and another full service bar will be open downstairs in the clubroom.  “Our goal is to make these friendly neighborhood games,” said Erica Bartnicki, Project Co-Chair.  “We encourage camaraderie between the players as well as with their dealers.”

The most notable of the American Legion’s projects is the annual Memorial Day program.  The program encompasses the parade, the laying of wreaths at two of Palatine’s war memorials and a program at Community Park.  The American Legion, as part of Legion Charities, also conducts bingo for blind veterans several times a year, hosts a Thanksgiving party for sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Center and brings gifts to veterans during visits to Hines V. A. Hospital in Hines, Illinois.

Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the chapter and community donations.  Included in these projects are the Fourth of July Festival (Hometown Fest), Christmas tree sales, Best Pizza Contest and others, which benefit the community directly and help raise money.

For information on the casino night or the American Legion call 847-359-1606 or visit their web site at  For further information on the Palatine Jaycees visit their web site at