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LHSEF’s “Food for Thought: Back to School” set for October 13


Tickets now are on sale for the Lemont High School Educational Foundation’s signature fundraiser, which is one of Lemont’s most anticipated annual social events. The LHSEF will host “Food for Thought: Back to School” beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at The Narnia Estate.

This year, “Food for Thought” will celebrate college life with the event’s ‘Back to School’ theme, and will give LHSEF supporters one more chance to attend a college party! The food and décor will reflect time spent on a college campus. Those in attendance 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 6-9 p.m., a cash bar from 9 p.m.-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 Foundation has awarded more than $160,000 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 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 is the same as last year; tickets are $75 each, and individuals interested in purchasing tickets may do so by calling either Pete Coules at (630) 257-2718, or Tricia Gikas at (630) 257-9691. A limited number of tickets will be sold for this adults-only event.

For the fourth straight year, the enchanted environment at The Narnia Estate will serve as a backdrop for the LHSEF’s “Food for Thought” event. The Narnia Estate is located at 16501 W. 135th Street in Lemont.

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” 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. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.

For more information, contact District 210 Director of School & Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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