Memorial weekend cookout to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

Staff Report

DIXON, Ill. — Individuals can enjoy grilled sandwiches over the holiday weekend and support a charitable organization at a Memorial Weekend Cook-Out to be held in Dixon, Ill.

The Cook-Out will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, at Dixon Food Center, 500 Chicago Ave., Dixon, Ill. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter, Rock River Office.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, brats and pork chop sandwiches will be available for purchase for $3.50-$5.50 per sandwich. A meal deal including chips and soda can be purchased for an additional 50 cents.

Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Funds raised through ticket sales benefit the care and support of area residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease through the Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter, Rock River Branch, in Lee, Whiteside and Ogle counties. For more information, contact the Rock River Office at (815) 285-1100. Orders can be faxed to the office at (815) 285-1116.

The Alzheimer’s Association — Central Illinois Chapter is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in northern, central and west central Illinois. Its three office locations — Dixon, Peoria and Quincy — provide educational and supportive services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers understand and deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. For additional information, visit the agency website at or call free of charge at (800) 272-3900.

From the May 23-29, 2012, issue

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