Motown comes to Orland Township
Sam Savage and Company helped seniors dance the night away to some Motown favorites.
Some 362 seniors attended Orland Township’s Motown Dinner Dance on Thursday, July 29. The dance, held at Orland Chateau, is one of the many dinner dances for the Township that has seen a sudden increase in popularity over the past few years.
Guests were treated to a delicious family-style dinner provided by Orland Chateau, with access to a cash bar and dessert before the night came to a close. Sam Savage and Company was present to provide entertainment; wowing guests with the musical stylings of James Brown, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, The Trammps, and plenty more.
Dinner dances are more than just simple nights out for Orland Township seniors; they’re a way to celebrate the community many are a part of. With opportunities to mingle with your friends and meet new acquaintances, or moments to celebrate birthdays and wedding anniversaries, there’s always something more to do.
During a short intermission, Sam Savage and Company took a few minutes to wish a few guests a happy birthday, and even later dedicated a song to Rose Marie and Thomas Stropoli after learning they had been married for sixty-three years.
The head of the entertainment for the night, Sam Savage, was a hit amongst the crowd. Savage was born in a small town in Georgia and began singing at the age of the seven when he was selected to be the lead singer for his Church choir.
He went on to begin his professional life as a singer touring the South and the New England states singing Gospel Music from 1968-1974. Sam eventually reached such a high level of popularity, that he was able to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue his longtime dream of signing a recording contract with a major label.
After many acts abroad, Sam performed in the Chicagoland area and it was love at first sight; so, he decided to settle down and stay.
“I’m glad to see that our community members had such a great time at our Motown Dinner Dance.” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
“Being able to provide these opportunities for our seniors to get out and enjoy themselves is something we always look forward to doing at the Township.”
For more information on Orland Township events, including the upcoming 70’s Dinner Dance, please call at (708) 403-4222, or visit the website at www.orlandtownship.org.