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Published every Thursday in Orland Township, IL

October 17, 2019

Pet-Palooza Contests Showcase Talents, Cuteness

More than 60 proud pet owners rushed to enter their dogs in Orland Township’s Pet Contests at the 8th annual Pet-Palooza, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.


The contests that these talented pets participated in were: Best Voice, Best Dressed, Best Trick, Quick Sit (dog version of musical chairs) and new this year: Bobbing for Hotdogs and Fast Finish (eating peanut butter off a stick). 


Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger

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October 10, 2019

Township Hosts Senior Dating Game

Romance was in the air at the Orland Chateau as four eligible senior bachelors blindly choose a date from three eligible senior bachelorettes on October 3 during Orland Township’s Senior Dating Game.


Modeled after the popular hit television game show “The Dating Game,” pre-chosen bachelorettes were escorted on-stage to compete for a date by answering a variety of questions from a pre-chosen bachelor, all while hidden from each other’s view. More than 200 guests enjoyed the show, after dining on pizza and salad.


Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger

Couples ended the evening with “The Dating Game’s” tradition of blowing a kiss to the audience.
Couples ended the evening with “The Dating Game’s” tradition of blowing a kiss to the audience.

Holiday Cheer and Generosity Comes Early to Township

 Fall may have just started, but Orland Township has already received a donation for the annual Holiday Program.


Jean Metzler of Orland Park recently brought more than 70 winter hats to the Township. Metzler started her project in July, crocheting each hat herself. An hour or two at a time, over the course of approximately two months, she lovingly made 72 winter hats, in a variety of colors, and generously donated them all to the Orland Township Holiday Program.


“When I go to the grocery store in the winter, I’ve noticed that none of the children are wearing hats,” Metzler said. “So, since I love to crochet, I thought I would make some hats and donate them.”


Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger

Jean Metzler (right) with  Robin Kassis, coordinator of the Township Holiday Program.
Jean Metzler (right) with Robin Kassis, coordinator of the Township Holiday Program.