Ron Tirapelli Ford in Shorewood to host benefit
November 13, 2012 8:50PM
Updated: December 15, 2012 6:03AM
SHOREWOOD — Ron Tirapelli Ford in Shorewood on Thursday will host “Go Further with Ford Night,” a free fundraising event from noon to 9 p.m. that will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
For each person who attends, the dealership will donate $10 — up to a total of $500 — to the society.
Attendees will have the chance to compete to win a special VIP experience with “American Idol.” A computer with a webcam will be set up in the dealership, 4355 W. Jefferson St., to allow consumers to view a special message from “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and test their judging skills on camera.
Entries will be sent back to Ford’s program headquarters, where a team of experts will evaluate and select one winner to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood and a unique VIP experience with “American Idol.”
Those ages 18 and older who are interested in participating in “Go Further with Ford Night” can preregister for the event at www.RandomActsofFusion.com and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a live taping of “American Idol.” Additionally, registrants at the dealership Thursday will be entered into a prize drawing to win an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion.
Yard waste collection to end
JOLIET — The city and Waste Management have announced yard waste collection will end Dec. 7.
Yard waste collection will resume April 1.
For those who will have a real Christmas tree, set it out after Christmas at your normal pickup location (curb or alley) on your regular trash day for pick up. Christmas trees will be collected until Jan. 31.
Christmas drive for needy
PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield Central High School Parent Teacher Student Organization is collecting monetary donations for its annual Christmas drive for needy families.
The group will use the money received to provide Christmas dinner and buy individual gifts for those in need. Last year the PTSO helped more than 30 families.
Monetary donations can be made payable to the PTSO Needy Family Drive and mailed to Plainfield High School — Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544. Please send monetary donations to the attention of Audrey Stein.