April 11, 2012 2:22PM
Updated: May 13, 2012 8:02AM
Group hosting fundraiser for troops
GARDNER — Operation MOMS Cookies Inc. is busy getting final details in order for its annual Benefit For Our Heroes, with a live and silent auction and a new addition this year of the Camo Can Raffle.
The Still Deployed fundraiser will be Saturday at the American Legion Post 663 at 426 Industry Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour and auction browsing.
The emcee, Grundy County Sheriff Terry Marketti, will open the evening with the buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed with the 2012 Recognition Awards and live auction by Todd Holmes and the team of Holmes Auction.
Beverages will be available at the cash bar. Raffle tickets are available for the shotgun sponsored by Waterfowl Mafia Hunting Group and the AR-15 Rifle from Stag Arms.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $20, along with reserved tables of eight for $200 through any MOMS volunteer, the website at www.momscookies.org or by phoning 815-274-2014. Tickets at the door will be $25.
Church collecting clothing donations
PLAINFIELD — Clothing donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society will be taken after Masses the weekend of April 28 and 29 at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, at 15629 S. Route 30.
Drop-off hours are 3:30-7 p.m. April 28 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 29.
Call Nancy Sinclair at 815-577-5309 or e-mail email@example.com.
Donations sought for food pantry
LEMONT — Visit Kitaro Grill and Sushi Lounge in the Jewel Plaza from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 when Therese Thompson and Jennifer Splitt-Krull will be encouraging donations to the Lemont Food Pantry Voucher Fund.
Direct donations can be made payable to Lemont Food Pantry Voucher Fund and sent to Lemont Township, c/o Terri O’Neill-Borders, 1115 Warner Ave, Lemont, IL 60439
Rotary Clubs helps Our Lady of Angels
JOLIET — Rotary Club of Joliet granted funds to Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home to purchase five new wheelchairs and a lounge chair for residents. The request for funds was made by Sister Mary Frances Seeley and Diane Habiger, both Joliet Rotarians and board members at Our Lady of Angels.
Sue Metes, director of nursing, requisitioned the wheelchairs after learning of the $1,500 that Joliet Rotary was granting to Our Lady of Angels.