Surprise the children in your life with a creative and fun gingerbread decorating event, while helping mothers and children this holiday season who are seeking safer futures free from domestic violence.
Sponsored by Family Shelter Service and the Southeast Community Resource Council, this fundraising event, being held at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, will include a breakfast buffet (served 9:30 - 11 a.m. — come when you like, stay as long as you want), visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, caroling, storytelling, balloon artist, costumed storybook characters, face painting and more. All proceeds benefit Family Shelter Service, offering help and hope to individuals affected by domestic violence. Tickets are $40.
Participants in Glen Ellyn's annual Holiday Walk will be pleased to step in out of the "chill" for a great chili meal at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 493 Forest Ave. in downtown Glen Ellyn.
Grace will hold its 13th annual Chili Supper on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 8 pm. Items on the menu include chili, hot dogs, corn bread, chips, desserts and drinks.
Tickets are not required as all items are available for purchase ala carte. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) international world hunger relief program as well as the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, which is housed at the church.
Beers and Cheers Raffle to Benefit Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society
More than 25 “super craft” beers will be raffled off to a 1st prize winner on Dec. 1 in the Beers + Cheers holiday giveaway at flour + wine.
The craft beers were donated by Martha and Mark Pfefferman, who won them at a Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce event.
The raffle will benefit the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society.
Tickets are on sale now at flour + wine through the date of the drawing for $1 each or six for $5. Winners need not be present and will be posted on the flour + wine facebook page. First prize will receive the beer, second and third prize winners will respectively receive $25 and $10 flour + wine gift certificates.
All of the proceeds from the raffle will be used to benefit local charity groups. Flour + wine is located in downtown Glen Ellyn at 433 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (630) 793-9955 www.flourandwine.net.
More information about the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society, founded in 1926, can be found at the society’s website, www.glenellyninfantwelfare.org.
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