Our Kind of Town

Our Kind of Town

              The Service Club Celebrates


Service Club President, Sherrill Bodine, second from right, is surrounded by Gala Co-Chairs Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange, Heather Spyra and Lyn Z. McKeaney.





By Megan McKinney 


For decades, the first Friday night of November has belonged to the Service Club of Chicago. When, following a single blip in 2020, the annual gala was back in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Chicago this fall, it was a definite cause for celebration—and celebrate they did.  

Star of the evening was the Gala’s celebrity emcee, John O’Hurley, who dazzled guests with a number he performed from the hit play CHICAGO, from which many in the house remembered him as Billy Flynn.

The glamorous assemblage included Lisa Huber, Liz Teasley and Kathy Wolter Mondelli, who surrounded a Lady in Red, personifying Chicago.

Scott and Lezley Hodes

Paula Borg and Thomas Stemwedel

Candace Jordan and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas

Lyza Schlenker, Myra Reilly and Cheryl Coleman 

Tracey DiBuono, Nancy Hayes and Yvonne Fitzgibbon

Marcia Northrup and Kenneth LaBarge

The Antoniou Family: Andrea, Jean, Andy and Alex

Bobbi Panter and Matt Arnoux

Felicia and Kurt Winiecki

Cindy Seibert, Peggy Scoville and Laura Ekstrom

Sheree Schimmer and April Schwartz

Chuck and Suzette Gilchrist, with Georgia Marsh

John Reilly and Ron Katz



All Photos from John Reilly Photography

Edited by Amanda K. O’Brien