Tickets are on sale for the Lemont High School Educational Foundation’s signature fundraiser, “Food for Thought: Back to School,” one of Lemont’s most anticipated annual social events.
For the fourth straight year, the enchanted environment at The Narnia Estate at 16501 135th St. in Lemont will serve as a backdrop for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
This year, “Food for Thought” will celebrate college life with the event’s ‘Back to School’ theme, which will give LHSEF supporters one more chance to attend a college party.
Attendees are encouraged to show their school spirit – and perhaps even recapture their youth – by wearing college attire (which could range from a college sweatshirt, to a letterman’s jacket, to a toga).
The cuisine at “Food for Thought: Back to School” will be supplied by At’s A Nice Pizza & Pasta, a Romeoville-based restaurant owned by Lemont residents and current Lemont High School parents, Paul and Cathy Heatherington. The menu will reflect the spirit of the evening, and will include nachos, pizza and other tasty snacks.
The foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser, “Food for Thought: Back to School” will include unlimited food and drink from 6- to 9:30 p.m., a cash bar from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, and entertainment throughout the evening.
“Food for Thought” once again will feature a wide variety of valuable silent auction items and exciting raffle prizes, including sports memorabilia, pro-sports tickets, gift certificates to local businesses, Lemont High School graduation tickets, a Lemont High School student parking pass, and many other ‘in demand’ items and experiences.
The Lemont High School Educational Foundation has awarded more than $160,000 in grants to aid Lemont High School’s students, faculty and staff since 2007 -- and the primary reason it has been able to provide that level is support is the success of the “Food for Thought” series.
The first five “Food for Thought” celebrations have drawn large crowds of enthusiastic supporters, and the LHSEF expects another sell-out crowd in 2012.
The ticket price for the event, $75 each, is the same as last year. To purchase tickets, call Pete Coules at 630-257-2718 or Tricia Gikas at 630-257-9691. A limited number of tickets will be sold for the event, which is for adults only.
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.
Proceeds from “Food for Thought” will benefit the Lemont High School Educational Foundation, whose mission is to partner with the community to make lasting improvements to Lemont High School that will enhance the total educational experience for all of its students.
The foundation funds and supports programs and opportunities that aid students’ growth, both academically and as citizens of the Lemont community. The foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, to which all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Editor’s note: Information was provided by a press release from Tony Hamilton, Lemont High School District 210 Director of School and Community Relations.
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