6 months ago


The New Lenox Patriot 041218

10 | April 12, 2018 |

10 | April 12, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot News Bingo night at local Beggars Pizza supports shelter, adoptions Funds will help NAWS in Mokena build area for rehabilitating cats Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Pizza, salad, soda and bingo sounds like a great night out, but add in a good cause and it becomes a sold out event. NAWS Humane Society hosts bingo fundraisers a few times a year, and the most recent one on Friday night at Beggars Pizza in New Lenox was a full house. With more than a dozen bingo prizes and tables teeming with raffle prizes, NAWS Founder Stacy Gaskins said they hoped to raise as much as $3,000 at the event. In addition to the 10 games of bingo, there was a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets to bid on, supporters who brought and donated items from the shelter’s wish list were entered into another drawing. Before the night was through, the entire NAWS van, which is often used to transport animals, was completely packed with supplies needed around the shelter with kitten season upon them. The bingo event was organized by Darlene Kokotan, a member of the board of directors at NAWS, along with the event committee. The room was packed with 124 people playing bingo, along with volunteers and servers from Beggars. “We’ve been doing this a long time, [and] I think there’s a lot of camaraderie that goes into this,” Kokotan said. “I think we’re finally at a point where we’re running bingo very smoothly.” Gaskins said the quality of the prizes, which Kokotan estimated were worth between $30 and $45, has kept people coming back, and, of course, the cause. The money brought in from the event will be used to build a seperate room at the shelter for sick cats while they are rehabilitated. The separate space will be used to house cats that are infected with ringworm or suffering from upper respiratory issues. “We have a much lower risk of cross contamination, and it will get them through the process quicker,” Gaskins said. “Then that will also clear up some space to allow us to do more onsite adoptions.” They’ll be getting even Karen Zurzolo (left) was the first bingo winner of the evening. NAWS board member Darlene Kokotan helps her sift through the prizes. more room to spread out once their small onsite resale shop moves to its new location on Front Street in Mokena next month. That space will also be used for adoptable pets, greatly increasing the number of pets that can be housed at the shelter. For more information on NAWS, their adoptable pets and their upcoming events, visit their website at www. or call (708) 478-5102. Designed With You In Mind Phone: 630-381-1100 HOMER GLEN Our open floor plans allow you to customize your home to fit your dreams and desires. Ranch and 2-story townhomes feature a first floor master along with additional bedrooms. Townhomes worth the drive, and the ultimate in easy-living luxury. Ranch and Two-story Townhomes FROM THE LOW $400’s Located on the East Side of Parker Rd. at 146th St. (across the street from Culver Park). Sales Office is at 14640 Aster Lane in Homer Glen. Open Fri. – Tues. 11-5 or by appointment. Delonda Belanger (left), a member of the NAWS board of directors, calls bingo numbers while Jonathan Coleman (right), a Lincoln-Way East student, spins the bingo cage during the NAWS fundraiser on Friday, April 6, at Beggars Pizza in New Lenox. photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media News the New Lenox Patriot | April 12, 2018 | 11 Lady From Page 4 Also returning to the expo this year is Silk Avenue, from whom attendees can purchase custom-made scarves. “We’ve got something for everybody,” Warthen said. “There’s plenty to do, and I think people like seeing the variety of vendors we get. It’s not all clothing or food or home remodeling or repairs; we really do try to bring in a variety that people will enjoy.” New this year will be Tracy DeGraaf, who authored the 2010 book, “Laugh Anyway Vendors list • 22nd Century Media • Abbie Applies Professional In- Home Makeup Classes • Agnes & Dora • Aloette • Amelia James by Amanda • Arbonne • Artistic Designs • Bada Bling • Bath Planet • B. Nutty LLC • Brannigan Chiropractic Center • Broadway Jewelry • Castillo’s Craftycles • Celebrity Cruises • Chicago Sky • Chiro One • Coash Clothing Company • College of DuPage Nursing Department • Color Street • Cook County MEDS • Country Financial • Damsel in Defense • Dan Mosca State Farm • Dana Digrispino - Custom Clothing & Alterations • Dilly Nature • DIY Sign Party • doTERRA Essential Oils • EveFit • Evergreen Senior Living • Family Source Consultants • Floor Coverings International • Fred Astaire Dance Studio • Gracie Pie Apothecary • Green Mountain Energy Company • Hempworx Cooking demo schedule • 9:15-9:45 a.m. Chef Ruben L. Pazmino, Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen, Tequila and Whiskey Bar Homer Glen • 9:50-10:20 a.m. Chef Sue Kainrath, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts and Neighborhood Gourmet owner • 10:25-10:55 a.m. Chef Tom Grotovsky, The Unforgettable Chef • 11-11:30 a.m. Chef Chris Schwellenbach, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts • 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Chef Tim Bucci, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts • 12:10-12:40 p.m. Tin Fish Restaurant, Tinley Park Mom: Hilarious Survival Stories From a Mother of Five Who Has Learned How to Keep the Joy in Motherhood and How You Can Too.” Also new this year will be a couple of mobile boutiques, such as Coash Clothing Company and Three B’s Mobile Boutique. LifeSource also will be sponsoring blood and bone marrow drives during the expo. Appointments may be made in advance by calling (877) 543-3768 or visiting • Hubbard House Publishing Company • Hustle & Heart • Illinois State Treasurer • Ingalls Health System • Jewels2U • Joliet Slammers • Juicy Luzy Sangria • Just Greetings - Greeting Card Line • Kevin M. Wiggins Agency • Kimberly Neill - Keller Williams Preferred Realty • La Bella Uniforms • Lange • LeafFilter Gutter Protection • LifeSource • LipSense by SeneGence • LK Acupuncture • LuLaRoe • Luminess Airess • Make Up Eraser • Mary Kay Cosmetics • Miss Lilly’s Bridal Creations • Monat • Naddle’s Sweet Treats • Nerium International • Norwex • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Nspire Network • NuMark Credit Union • Orland Park Crossing • Passanante’s Home Food Services • Planet Fitness • Porter Place • Power Home Remodeling • Practical Products • Providence Palos Heights Free gift bags also will be given to the first 500 people through the doors. To learn more about Lady - A Women’s Expo, visit www.22ndcenturymedia. com/lady. • Pucher & Ranucci, P.C., Attorneys at Law • Questions Kids Ask About God • Renewal by Andersen Windows and Doors • Rodan & Fields • Ruby Ribbon • Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wine • ScrapElegance Creations • Sensual Scentduction Candle Co. • Shades Luxury Cosmetics • Sheets by Karen • Sheila’s Decorative Pens • ShelfGenie • Silk Avenue • Silver Strand Boutique • Sleep Number • Something That Fits • Surprise Parties • Tastefully Simple • The Baby’s Crib • The Furever Home Friends • The Law Office of Sonia D. Coleman, P.C. • Thirsty Donkey Skin Co. • This Is My Legacy • Three B’s Mobile Boutique • Total Life Changes • Tracy DeGraaf • Traveling Vineyard • Usborne Books and More • Vitalife • Window Works • World Global Network (Helo LX) • Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. • Yoga 360 • Young Living Essential Oils Police Reports Bishop’s Gate gets hit with burglary, stolen motor vehicle Separate incidents of burglary to vehicle and stolen motor vehicle reportedly took place March 30 in Bishops Gate in New Lenox. At 10 p.m. a car reportedly was stolen as it was parked on the street on the 600 block of Bishops Gate. Police said it was believed the car was unlocked, and the car’s key fob was also in the vehicle so the car would start. The vehicle was later recovered in Robbins, police added. Earlier in the day, belongings reportedly were stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked overnight on the 700 block of Bishops Gate. April 1 • Dirk R. Schmidt, 51, of 17930 Settlers Pond Way in Orland Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when he was stopped at Cedar Road and Illinois Highway for a traffic violation. March 31 • Erian Watt, 21, of 601 S. Vertin Ave. in Shorewood, was charged with retail theft after allegedly stealing $54 worth of toiletries from Walmart on the 500 block of East Lincoln Highway. March 30 • An unknown person reportedly entered an unlocked vehicle parked at the 600 block of Wellington Parkway. Police said nothing was taken at the time of the report. March 29 • Roughly $1,200 of electronics reportedly were stolen at Walmart on the 500 block of East Lincoln Highway. March 26 • Edward O’Malley, 54, of 1009 Shagbark Road in New Lenox, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal transportation following an alleged hit and run accident near the 1000 block of Shagbark Road. Police was able to locate O’Malley’s vehicle nearby after speaking to witnesses and discovered he was under the influence of alcohol. • A purse reportedly was stolen from a shopping cart at Jewel. EDITOR’S NOTE: The New Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports are compiled from official reports found online on the New Lenox Police Department’s website or releases issued by the department and other agencies. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. For All Your Real Estate Needs National Advantage Real Estate 328 E. Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox, IL 60451 815-485-0304 Sparkling Service - Old Value - Brilliant Results