Elmhurst's annual Turkey Testicle Festival is nearly world famous—partly for its "interesting" cuisine, but also for the fun party provided by the good folks over at the Elmhurst American Legion.
The event—the fourth this year—is a fund-raiser. So, it was quite a disappointment when the giant sign advertising the event in front of Post 187, at 310 W. Butterfield Road, was stolen overnight Tuesday.
Commander Bob Daniels told Elmhurst Patch Wednesday that the sign, which is worth about $600, was taken between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. They've filed a police report, and it is classified as a felony theft, Daniels said.
The sign had just gone up last Saturday, Oct. 26, to advertise the fund-raiser to the thousands of cars that pass by the post every day.
"This fund-raiser supports our efforts to help veterans and active duty personnel in our armed forces," Daniels said.
Without the sign, members worry the turnout at this year's event might not be as large as it could be.
To the person or people who stole the sign: Please bring it back for our veterans.
In the meantime, we'll do our best to help spread the word about the fourth annual Turkey Testicle Festival before the Nov. 16 event.
The party starts at 2 p.m. and goes until midnight. It features continuous live music and dancing, a cash bar and lots of those world-famous turkey testicles. Not a big fan? Don't worry. They have regular food, too. (But, really, how do you know until you try one?)
Admission is $10 and includes a serving of turkey testicles. Additional servings of those yummy bites and other food will be available for sale. The event will also feature a preferred raffle and a 50/50 raffle, six tickets for $5.
Any questions? Contact the Legion at (630) 833-7800.
It's kind of like when the Grinch tried to steal Christmas. Friends and families will still gather and sing on Nov. 16.
Spread the word!