Press Release

Mess Hall Morning: The Coles County Veterans Support Coalition Hosts First Free Breakfast
Pagliacci’s Family Dining has graciously agreed to partner with the Coles County Veterans Support Coalition (VSC) to host a breakfast event, Mess Hall Morning, recognizing the service of all Veterans currently residing in Coles County. The breakfast buffet, scheduled for October 14, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, follows several events hosted this summer to introduce the VSC organization to this area. Their mission is to partner with generous private and corporate donors to provide immediate assistance to our Veterans in Coles County. In the short amount of time since they formed as a 501(c)(3) in July 2017, they have been able to assist several veterans with payment for utility bills, grocery items, rent payment and provide fuel for their vehicles. In addition, Legacy Roofing and Restoration of Mattoon, IL has committed to donating $100.00 to the VSC upon completion of every roofing project they complete through December 31, 2017. Most recently, two Veterans and their guests were treated to an all- expenses paid weekend to Chicago to watch the Cubs take on the Cardinals at Wrigleyville!
Mess Hall Morning is designed to celebrate what our service members have done for us and provide a more formal introduction to the services the VSC intends to offer. It will also be a great platform for Veterans to share with the members of the VSC what their needs are. They will also be introducing their Board Members. Currently serving are Justin Bawcum, Richard Fields, Sam Guyette, Connie Jones, Kari Jones, and Blake Leitch. All Veterans will be honored with a FREE BREAKFAST buffet. Their families are invited to attend at a cost of $6.50 per person. Door prizes will be available. Veterans will be asked to provide proof of honorable service. 
Please RSVP by visiting their Facebook Event and choose “Going” or send an email to