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Ana Flores, with Chuy’s, serves Alexius Barber, with Peoples Bank, a plate of nachos on Thursday, March 5, during The Bridge Teen Center's Chefs’ Auction at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Caleb Benoit, founder of Connect Roasters, brews coffee during the Chefs’ Auction.
Bridge Teen Center Student Ambassador Cassie Hernandez volunteers at the event.
On Thursday, March 5, (left to right) Brianna Cowan, with Wooden Paddle, picks up a lemonade from Rosie Carroll and Julie Phelps of City Barbeque during The Bridge Teen Center's Chefs’ Auction at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.
The Bridge Teen Center founders, Priscilla and Rob Steinmetz, chat with Mel Lee, of M.R. Lee Building Materials, during the event.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
2:57 pm CST March 6, 2020
For the past decade, students in grades 7-12 have had a home away from home at The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park. Free programs — including cooking demos, art classes and fitness programs — challenge students to explore new passions, while the organization's Friday Night offerings host between 150 and 250 students for themed activities.