About Us

The Villa Park Marine Thanksgiving annual event is Chaired by Samantha Frackelton, Junior at Villa Park High School. Past Chairs, David and Evan Frackelton, now both in college still serve on the planning committee. They are assisted by the Villa Park Community Services Foundation which handles all the finances and their event committee made up of their parents Robert & Madonna Frackelton and Dan Dyk.

The Frackeltons and Dyks took charge of this event in 2013 from the event Founders Rick & Bonnie Barnett. It takes about two hours each week year round to get this event organized, host families identified, relations with Camp Pendleton solidified, transportation contracted, etc. They are proud to be able to serve the Marines who serve our country.
Pictured Left to Right: Dan Dyk, Robert Frackelton, two fine Marines from 2018 Thanksgiving, David Frackelton and Evan Frackelton

Special Thanks

Brought to you by the Villa Park Community Services Foundation.

Supported by the Villa Park Rotary.

Thank you to Villa Park’s Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring early morning coffee and treats to our Host Families on Thanksgiving morning.

Thank you to the City of Villa Park for hosting our website.