Updated: July 15, 2013 6:50PM
Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Southland.
News includes Chicago Heights, Tinley Park and Crete.
South Suburban Humane Society fundraiser
The South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights is one of 50 shelters in the Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program and the only shelter selected in Illinois to possibly receive additional donations.
The shelter has received $2,000 from Purina Cat Chow — a $1,000 custom care package and a $1,000 cash donation — made possible by online votes cast by area residents.
Now the South Suburban Humane Society is eligible to receive an additional donation of up to $1,000.
People can vote for the South Suburban Humane Society on catchow.com/50shelters.
For every vote cast, Purina Cat Chow will donate $1, up to $1,000, until Friday or until 25,000 people nationwide vote for their favorite shelter.
Military photos needed for Fourth of July video
The Tinley Park Park District is asking residents to honor family members who are serving or have served in the U.S. military by submitting a photo for a Fourth of July video.
The video will be shown at the park district’s annual Fourth of July celebration at McCarthy Park immediately before the fireworks show.
People can submit a photo as a .jpeg or .jpg attached to an email with the subject line “Fourth of July Photo” to Matt.Libs@tinleyparkdistrict.org. Photos also may be dropped off at Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center’s front counter, 8125 W. 171st St., in a sealed envelope with “Fourth of July Photo — Matt Libs” written on the front.
Submissions should include the serviceman or servicewoman’s full name, military division (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, etc.), current rank or highest rank achieved and years served as well as the name and address of the person submitting the photo.
St. James Manor to host its annual car show
The cool era of hot rods and muscle cars will be on display at St. James Manor and Villas’ second annual car show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1251 E. Richton Road (Interstate-394 and Richton Road).
Car show entries in the family-friendly free event will receive a complimentary lunch, awards and prizes.
The St. James Manor and Villas shuttle bus will be available throughout the event to transport people to and from the parking lot at the Bible League International, 3801 Eagle Nest Drive, Crete.
Lunch will be available for all spectators for $5, with proceeds going to Crete area food pantries as part of the Independence from Hunger Food Drive.
Car show participant parking space is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Car owners can register for a spot at (708) 672-6700.