Will & Grundy County Hosts Annual Steak Fry in Joliet, Illinois

Each year more than 500 people attend this popular event.

Thu August 13, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Mary Ellis Metz of CAWGC welcomes J.R. Gillogly of EJ to the annual steak fry.
Mary Ellis Metz of CAWGC welcomes J.R. Gillogly of EJ to the annual steak fry.
Mary Ellis Metz of CAWGC welcomes J.R. Gillogly of EJ to the annual steak fry. Handling the cooking duties (L-R) are Bruce Smith, Bob Dehm and Norm Beaslet, all of Baish Excavating Inc., and Nick Stipanovich of Illinois Truck & Equipment. (L-R): Steve Costello of McCann Industries; Bill Dorris, Rail Works Track Services; and Bob Baish, owner of Baish Excavating Inc., enjoys the annual steak fry. (L-R): Mark Mitchell, Efficiency Shoring & Supply; Vince Biecha, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers; and Tim Brummerstedt, TBS Construction & Excavating Inc., enjoy the beautiful weather that came along with the annual steak fry. Dan Breunig (L), The Lane Construction Corporation, catches up with Tom Stern, general sales manager of West Side Tractors Sales Co. (L-R): Rich Bennett, Mid-America Water, shares a few laughs with John and Len Cox of Len Cox and Sons Excavating. (L-R): Ozinga Materials was well-represented at the steak fry by Walt Nashert, Rich Mulder and Joe Lamarca. Jason Cox (L), chairman of CAWGC and partner Len Cox and Sons Excavating, helps cook up the steaks with Nick Stipanovich, Illinois Truck & Equipment. Mark Gronkiewicz (L), West Side Tractor Sales Co., of “D” Construction Inc. President Kenny Sandeno head over to enjoy the steaks at the annual event.

The Contractors Association of Will & Grundy County held its Annual Steak Fry on Aug. 6 at St. Joseph’s Park in Joliet, Ill. Each year more than 500 people attend this popular event, which includes a mouth-watering steak (that fits on one plate itself) smothered in onions, mushrooms and garlic all prepared by CAWGC volunteers, assorted side dishes prepared by Dukes Catering and ice cold beverages.

CAWGC raised $5,000 for Wish Upon A Star and presented them the check.

Of the raffle winners, Rich Bennett of Mid-American Water won first place, which included a $3,000 travel voucher and $1,000 in cash; Dave Fallin won $500; and Sharon Sullivan of JS Alberico, Jay Wick, Mike Gerrish, Fritz Malsky and a ticket that was purchased with Wish Upon A Star name on it won $100. In addition, both Gerrish and Wick donated their $100 back to Wish Upon A Star.

In addition, Greg Piet and John Werniak won first place in the bean bags and Larry O’Mally and Greg Mitchell took second place.

New this year was live entertainment with the Cody Calkins Band.

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