Arlene's Catering

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Arlene’s Catering was a food service business run by Arlene Kmak in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island. The business operated as early as 1967 when it appeared in a newspaper article for catering an event held by the Blue Island Evening Women’s Club. Kmak and her business were very involved in local community events helping to stage an Easter bread sale at St. Donatus church, giving a presentation on wedding catering at the 1974 Kline’s Spring and Summer Bridal Show, and being a co-chairmen for the Mother of Sorrows Home and School Guild Fashion Show. In 1991, she was part of a group of business and community leaders to organize a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for local families of military personnel serving in the Gulf War. Arlene’s Catering donated all of the food to the event. Kmak died in 2011.


Arlene Kmak (2011, July 3). In Daily Southtown. Retrieved from…

Bridal show. (1974, December 19). Sun-Standard, p. II-1.

Fashion show. (1977, November 3). Sun-Standard, p. II-1.

Who, what, where. (2001, March 15). Southtown Star, p. F2.


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