Friday, March 1, 2013
Fundraiser will benefit Andrew Podczerwinski, a Lemont High School sophomore who is fighting his way back from a devastating injury.
A brief summer trip to a friend’s lake house last summer has turned into a long journey for Andrew Podczerwinski of Lemont. The LHS sophomore is fighting the battle of his life after a tree fell on him during a sudden storm, paralyzing him from the waist down. But Andrew is not fighting the battle alone. Along with his family and friends, members of the community are rallying to support the determined young man. They hope you will join them at a fundraiser dubbed “Walk With Andrew,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Willowbrook Banquets, 8900 Archer Ave. in Willow Springs. The event is sponsored by Hope and Friendship Foundation of Lemont, a non-profit 501 C3 organization, and all donations will be tax deductible. The cost of $40 …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Organizers hope fundraiser will help family of liver recipient Paul Richard Naples provide husband, father the round-the-clock care he needs.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Linda Ozbolt
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Paul Richard Naples underwent a liver transplant last fall – and now, the Lemont husband and father of two is counting on the love and support of his friends and family to help him through his day-to-day struggle. To help provide the round-the-clock care that Paul needs – and to help ease the family’s financial strain – friends and family are planning a benefit they’re calling “Miracle on 63rd Street.” The fundraiser, which will take place from 5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at VFW Post 6863, 7256 W. 63rd St. in Summit, will feature food, live music, a silent auction and more. Tickets for the event cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Organizers are also looking for volunteers for the event, as well as donations of raffle and …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For his birthday, Milo Greenspon, 7, asked for donations, rather than gifts for himself.
Milo Greenspon of Lemont celebrated his birthday with a party on Saturday – but rather than asking for toys and games, the 7-year-old encouraged his friends and family to donate to a special cause. Milo’s generous request helped raise $5,002 to help build the Illinois State Police Memorial Park. This is not the first time Milo has asked for donations to a special cause in lieu of gifts for himself. In the past, he has raised funds for the Lemont Police Department, Special Olympics Torch Run and Lemont Park District. This year, Milo and his mom and dad, Steve and Catherine Greenspon, celebrated the youngster’s birthday at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg with about 150 family members and friends – including Jack Garcia, first deputy…
Monday, September 10, 2012
Tickets are on sale now for signature event to help raise funds to aid LHS students, faculty and staff.
Monday, September 10, 2012
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…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Walk-a-thon/Run-a-thon will take place Sept. 21 at Oakwood and River Valley elementary schools.
Members of the Oakwood/River Valley PTO are busy planning for their biggest fundraiser of the year – the Fun Run, which will take place Friday, Sept. 21 in the school gyms. The walk-a-thon/run-a-thon is a kid-friendly event that promotes positive character, healthy habits and fun, while supporting Oakwood and River Valley elementary schools. All students will participate in the Fun Run, regardless of whether they choose to collect pledges. The PTO has set a fund-raising goal of $25,000 for this year’s Fun Run. Students and teachers are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, employers and neighbors for pledges to support the effort, which will raise funds to help the PTO purchase electronic whiteboards and new playground equipment for …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Lemont salon will offer discounted services from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to help fund a house for 21-year-old Jamee Fieldler and other women with disabilities.
Belle de Jour Salon and Spa will host a spa night Friday to raise money for "Celebrate Me Home," a benefit that will help purchase a new home for women with disabilities. The salon, located at 108 Stephen St. in Lemont, will offer manicures, pedicures, makeup applications, paraffin treatments, chair massages and angel card readings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will also include raffles, a silent auction and a $5 close-out sale on pants, shirts and children’s clothing from Belle de Jour…In Style. Celebrate Me Home, which will take place Sept. 8 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, was organized by the family of Lemont native Jamee Fiedler, a 21-year-old woman battling cerebral palsy, multiple physical disabilities and an …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Indians 11U travel baseball team won first place at the Lockport Lockdown tournament earlier this month, and is now gearing up to play in Cooperstown, NY, in July 2013.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. Be sure to include all of the information included below. And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kid are... The Lemont Indians 11U boys travel baseball team won first place in the Lockport Lockdown tournament earlier this month, capping a successful season with a 67-percent win percentage. As their season ends, the team is gearing up for a golf outing …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A raffle and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lemont VFW Post 5819, 15780 New Ave. to raise money for Lemont resident Brian Moody's medical expenses.
The Lemont community is pulling together yet again to raise money for a resident in need. The Lemont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5819, 15780 New Ave., will host a raffle and silent auction at 6 p.m. Thursday to raise money for Brian Moody, a local man battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Moody has been unable to work due to his illness, and will soon need a stem cell transplant. All proceeds from the fundraiser will cover his medical expenses. Tickets for the event are $10 each, and are available in advance or at the door. Donations are also accepted at any BMO Harris Bank location. Make checks payable to "Friends of Brian Medical Expense Fundraising." Checks should be mailed to BMO Harris Bank at 12534 South Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights (60463…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The second annual fundraiser to honor the fallen Chicago firefighter was held Wednesday at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont.
More than 200 golfers and volunteers turned out to honor fallen Chicago firefighter Christopher Wheatley during a memorial golf outing Wednesday. The FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley Memorial Foundation held its second annual fundraiser at Cog Hill Golf Club, 12294 Archer Ave. The event featured 18 holes of golf, an informal dinner, raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds will be used to fund scholarships in Wheatley's honor. "We're very happy with the turnout, and grateful that all of these people continue to support the foundation," said Mary Wheatley, Christopher's mom. The Lemont Firemen's Association was on hand Wednesday with its antique fire engine, the 1938 Peter Pirsch Pumper. The Schaumburg-based Remembrance Rescue Project …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The tournament will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday during Lemont Legends Cruise Nights.
Front Street Cantina will host a wiffle ball tournament Wednesday night to raise money for two local families battling cancer. The Lemont restaurant, located at 319 Front Street, is teaming up with the Hope and Friendship Foundation for the first "Strike Out Cancer" event. The tournament will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Lemont Legends Cruise Nights. All proceeds will go toward mortgage payments and utility bills for two Lemont families, each of which is suffering a recent cancer diagnosis. The entry fee is $10 per person, or $60 per team (each team has six to eight players). The tournament will be run as a bracket competition with double elimination. Up to 20 teams will be accepted. Front Street Cantina will be airing the final …