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LHS Educational Foundation Hosts 'Food for Thought' Fundraiser

The foundation's signature event—scheduled for Oct. 19 at Gleneagles Country Club—will feature a wedding theme, "Gettin' Hitched."

"Food for Thought: Gettin' Hitched" will be held Oct. 19 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont. Photo Credit: Lemont High School District 210
"Food for Thought: Gettin' Hitched" will be held Oct. 19 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont. Photo Credit: Lemont High School District 210
The Lemont High School Educational Foundation will take a trip down the aisle next month as it hosts it signature fundraiser, "Food for Thought: Gettin' Hitched."

This year's wedding-themed event will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont.


The invitations and décor will have the look and feel of a wedding, and guest are encouraged to wear old bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. The evening will include a variety of fun wedding-themed activities.

“Food for Thought" will include unlimited food and drink from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a cash bar from 10 p.m. to midnight. The menu at will be provided by Ats-a-Nice Pizza, a Romeoville-based restaurant owned by Lemont residents— and current Lemont High School parents—Paul and Cathy Heatherington.

A live band will play the best—and worst—wedding songs for much of the evening, and students from Lemont High School’s Speech team will portray tacky wedding characters. Patrons can even take the opportunity to dance with the bride during the “Dollar Dance.”

“Food for Thought” will feature a wide variety of valuable raffle prizes. The winner of the “Champagne Toast” raffle will walk away with a pair of diamond earrings. Three premier raffle baskets will be available, with each—a “Bride” basket, a “Groom” basket and a “Family” basket—valued at more than $1,000.

However, the highlight of the evening will be learning the winner of the “Honeymoon Trip” raffle. The trip package, which is valued at more than $6,000, includes a five-night stay at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley; six hours of chauffeured limousine service within Napa and Sonoma; a three-hour gourmet dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train; and round-trip airfare for two.

Tickets are just $40 or three for $100.

The LHS Educational Foundation has awarded more than $190,000 in grants to aid Lemont High School’s students, faculty and staff since 2007. A primary reason it has been able to provide that level of support is the success of the “Food for Thought” series. 

Tickets are now on sale for $75. Individuals interested in purchasing event tickets or raffle tickets may do so by calling Debbie Arenberg at 630-257-0182. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this adults-only event.

For the first time, Gleneagles Country Club will serve as the “Food for Thought” host. Gleneagles Country Club is located at 13070 McCarthy Road in Lemont.

CITGO is once again the presenting sponsor.

Those who cannot attend the event but would like to support the LHSEF by contributing a raffle/auction item, becoming an event sponsor or making a monetary donation are encouraged to contact Carlene Motto at 630-248-4399.
B.S. Buster September 10, 2013 at 09:17 AM
A Romeoville restaurant? We still have Lemont restaurants! So much for "Buy Lemont"! Remember that Lemont businesses pay HUGE taxes that go to the School Districts too!
Paul C. September 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Todd, Todd, Todd.... Again you fail reading comprehension. Which is only fitting seeing as you cannot understand what the Education Foundation is trying to do here. Sure you can troll all you want that the restaurant is Romeoville based. Being small minded & fact selective has left you exposed,but don't worry we are ALL used to it. Is it not fair that the Lemont High School Education Foundation chose to support a tax paying Lemont resident, that has a child in the School District that their property taxes pay for? I guess that isn't enough to appease "THE SMARTEST MAN TO EVER LIVE IN LEMONT AND OBTAIN A LOG IN FOR THE PATCH." Name 3 positive things you have done to make the place you criticize better? (Now that you read this you will be crafting some illogical argument that is not only rambling and nonsensical but will be accusatory.....I am guessing you will refer to me as a bully yet again....so I guess it will also be hypocritical too.) Proceed......
Amanda Luevano (Editor) September 10, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Guys, please keep the conversation civil. After all, this is for a good cause.
Paul C. September 10, 2013 at 02:20 PM
So basically the 3 things you do to make Lemont better are: 1) Play on the internet 2) You don't actually do anymore under your own admission 3) You eat Wow ...when are we giving you the key to the City? You're a ZILCH.
Paul C. September 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Peanut Butter?
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Amanda, do your terms of use mean anything?
Amanda Luevano (Editor) September 11, 2013 at 12:44 PM
TODD/Walter Sobchak (I think your name changed?), yes they mean everything. I removed a comment that had an inappropriate word. The rest of the comments, in my opinion, were too subjective. I would prefer that commenters not engage in arguments on my site, but this also has to remain an open forum to some extent. This thread got pretty out of hand yesterday, and I see that some of the comments are missing today. If there are any further issues, I will intervene. For now, I would remind all readers that this is a story about a fundraiser for local schools. Not sure how anything negative could be taken from that. If you have any concerns, please feel free to email me at amanda@patch.com.
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM
So the part that means the board cannot be used for personal attack are hollow?
B.S. Buster September 11, 2013 at 01:31 PM
The negative taken from that is that the organization has chosen an out of town vendor. For years now the Patch has covered the business climate, or lack thereof, in Lemont. During this period some taxing bodies, such as VoL has urged residents to use local vendors in order to support the local tax base. There were even a few small campaigns supporting buying local. During this period many businesses left Lemont or closed completely. Now a major school fundraiser that has always used local business in the past has decided to use out of town business! In the same period of time the VoL continues to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars with Out of town contractors etc.... While saying that residents should support local Lemont businesses! I am surprised more people don't find this alarming, but apparently that's how the problem started to begin with.... These local business owners pay $20k+ in property taxes through owning or renting business property in village. Go down the list of restaurant owners in Lemont and most of them are also residents and pay residential property taxes too! But Lemont taxing bodies say.... " residents should buy in Lemont, but we aren't going to....
Pat Browne September 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM
I don't understand--since when is Gleneagles in Romeoville??? It's very definitely in Lemont. What's going on?
B.S. Buster September 13, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Food being provided by Ats a Nice Pizza a Romeoville based restaurant ......it's in the article
Pat Browne September 13, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Maybe, since the owners are from Lemont, they are giving them a better price than any other restaurant???
B.S. Buster September 14, 2013 at 07:35 AM
Don't know. They have always used local restaurants for this local event. Won't be getting my party of 2 this year. I'll go to a Lemont restaurant that night that pays $20k or more yearly taxes to LEMONT village, schools, fire districts

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