May 23: SlurpFREE Day at 7-Eleven, Post Your Garage Sale on Patch

Five things every Lemonter needs to know Wednesday.

1. Tuesday's Headlines

2. Free Slurpee Day

If you need a cool down, you’ll be in luck Wednesday.

 is celebrating the launch of Slurpee Lite and kicking-off summer with SlurpFREE Day.

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. patrons are invited to flavor their summer by visiting their local 7-Eleven store. According to the company's website, the closest locations to Lemont are:

  • 10S410 Kingery Hwy in Willowbrook
  • 398 S. Schmidt Road in Bolingbrook
  • 31 Alexander Circle in Romeoville
  • 8205 Janes Ave. in Woodridge
  • 235 W. Romeo Road in Romeoville

The launch marks the first time in 45 years that 7-Eleven has expanded the Slurpee brand to include a sugar-free option on a national level. Flavored by Fanta, the new Slurpee Lite drinks are available exclusively at 7-Eleven stores and only contain 20 calories in 8 ounces – a sweet treat for those watching their waistlines.

3. Park District Golf Outing

The Lemont Park Foundation will hold its fourth annual golf outing Wednesday, May 23, to benefit  parks, programs and facilities. The event will be held at , 1 Pete Dye Drive, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $175 per golfer or $600 per foursome. The entry fee covers 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, buffet dinner, drinks on the course and prizes. For more information, call Tony Demma at 773-744-7761 or visit www.lemontparkdistrict.org.

4. Post Your Garage Sales on Patch

If you're holding a garage sale this summer, there's no better way to advertise to the community than by posting it on the Lemont Patch events calender. For step-by-step instructions, .

5. Weekly Facebook Plug

Just in case you haven't heard, Lemont Patch has a pretty sweet Facebook page. In addition to interacting with fans throughout the day, Local Editor Amanda Luevano posts hourly updates with story links, news briefs, and shout-outs to local businesses and organizations. If we haven't convinced you to become a fan yet, here are .

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