Sertoma Centre’s BIG Event Being Held Earlier this Year

Please mark your calendar and bring your appetite on Saturday April 28th, 2012. 

Alsip, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 9, 2012.  Sertoma Centre’s BIG Event 2012 – sponsored by SouthtownStar Newspaper and the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, will be held a little earlier this year and that’s a good thing. You won’t have to wait so long for some delicious ribs, sensational chicken or firehouse chili. Where else can you go for $10 and have fantastic food, the excitement of watching firemen compete in a cook-off judged by sports celebrities?  Dave Fleming the magician and juggler will perform on stage at 6:30 pm and live music will be provided by Sound Barrier.  There’s raffles and fun for the entire family. Please mark your calendar and join us on Saturday April 28th, from 5 – 9 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, IL 

If you are a firefighter or know someone who is a firefighter, then consider competing in the hottest firehouse cook-off in town. Trophies and prizes are awarded for each category: chicken, ribs, chili, and ethnic dishes. Chefs prepare sample size portions for 500 people and are reimbursed up to $500 for food expenses. 

Become a BIG Event Sponsors and promote your business or services while showing your support of Sertoma Centre and the individuals with disabilities served. For more information about the benefits of sponsorship such as free publicity, ads, program book and event signage please contact the Advancement Department at Sertoma Centre at 708-371-9700 or go to 

Event information, fireman registration, sponsorship details available on the Sertoma Centre, Inc. website: or on Facebook & Twitter. Proceeds from the event benefit the almost 700 individuals with disabilities served by Sertoma Centre, Inc.  

Sertoma Centre, Inc. is a nationally-accredited, not-for-profit agency that provides services to individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and/or mental illness.   For more information, to schedule a tour, volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Amy Chmura, Director of Advancement and Communications, (708)730-6206 or [email protected] at Sertoma Centre, 4343 West 123rd Street, Alsip, IL 60803.