This year's wedding-themed event will be held at 7 p.m. 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.
Also this week:
Lemont Farmers Market: The Lemont Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Talcott Square, located at Stephen and Talcott streets.
District 113A Board Meeting: The Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Old Quarry Middle School, 16100 W. 127th St. Visit www.sd113a.org for the complete agenda.
Week 8 Football: Lemont High School (3-4, 2-2) will play at Bremen (6-1, 5-0) at 7 p.m. Friday.
Fall Recycling Day: The Lemont Environmental Advisory Commission will host its Fall Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Metra Parking Lot, 101 Main St. Among the items being collected: motor oil, old documents (for shredding), electronics, latex pain, prescription medications, scrap metal, batteries, toner cartridges and CFL light bulbs. Residents are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Lemont Open Food Pantries.
Lemont Park District's Fall Fest: The Lemont Park District will host its annual Fall Fest from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 16028 W. 127th St. The free event will feature a scarecrow building contest, straw maze, costume contest, bonfires with free hot dogs and s'mores, hayrides, a Lions Club Chili Tasting and children's games. Back by popular demand will be live music from Peace Freak (formerly the Cover Junkies). New this year is a dog costume contest, pumpkin shot-put competition, Halloween make-up demo and a community official pie-eating contest!