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The village OrlPark OrlPark Mayor Dan McLaughlwant community provide ornaments for village’s community tree. | Supplied Photo

The village of Orland Park and Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin want the community to provide ornaments for the village’s community tree. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: November 29, 2012 6:15AM



The Juvenile Diabetes No Limit Foundation will host its annual Candlelight Bowl at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Orland Bowl, 8601 W. 159th St., Orland Park.

Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner and dessert; door prize entry; four games of Scotch doubles; one crazy bowl; one regular game; one nine-pin no-tap; and one low ball. Shoe rental is included.

Some of the items already collected for the sports silent auction include jerseys; a signed John Elway football; a signed NHRA helmet; a signed NASCAR helmet with four drivers’ autographs; signed baseballs from the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins; and foursomes at golf courses.

Besides the silent auction, we have many raffle gift baskets with too much cool stuff to mention.

The Juvenile Diabetes No Limits Foundation is dedicated to providing support and motivation to individuals with juvenile (type 1) diabetes. The Foundation creates and executes unique events and programs that encourage individuals to manage their diabetes and overcome the limitations it imposes on their lives.

With a goal to help individuals achieve their dreams, the foundation is expanding its unique safe driving program in 2013. This fundraiser in particular raises funds to support the “Check B4 U Drive” initiative, which focuses on safe driving habits for teens with diabetes, with a concentration on teaching young drivers to check their blood sugar levels before getting behind the wheel.

For more information, contact Mark Lippe at (708) 828-4497 or markl@dadinnovations.com, or visit www.jdnolimits.org.

Ornaments sought for community tree

Get your creative juices flowing!

The village of Orland Park and Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin would like to invite the community to provide ornaments for the village’s community tree.

The live, 27-foot-tall tree will be adorned with the creative works of the community, and will stand in the Village Hall Plaza.

Ornaments should be weather-proof and durable, as they will adorn the tree for at least six weeks in the Chicago winter. The use of recycled or other earth-friendly materials is encouraged!

This year marks a major milestone, as well, as the village is celebrating its 120th birthday — so perhaps Happy Birthday could be a theme!

It is recommended that ornaments should be eight to 10 inches in size and decorated with colorful materials that, if possible, are reflective. They also should be lightweight and light in color, and be relatively simple in design so they can be enjoyed from a distance.

The ornaments must be ready to hang, preferably with a heavy wire attached to the top corners. Ornament creators are encouraged to add their name, organization and the year on the backs of the ornaments.

Glass ornaments or those made of other breakable materials cannot be accepted, and those contributed will not be returned.

“The village’s community tree is a nice way for organized groups to be a part of the decorating effort,” said Trustee Jim Dodge, chair of the village’s Communication, Technology and Community Outreach Committee.

“However, you don’t have to be part of an organized group to make an ornament. Everyone is encouraged and invited to create ornaments: — kids, families, individuals, seniors, community groups, businesses — everyone,” Dodge said.

Ornaments should be delivered by 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at village hall, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, so that village employees can place them on the tree. Ornament donors will be asked to leave their names, organizations, addresses and email addresses for future community projects and events.

McLaughlin officially will light the tree at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 25 at the close of the Winter Festival.

“We’re hoping that all of our ornament-makers come to the village hall ... so they can see the beautiful display they helped create,” McLaughlin said.

Ornaments can be delivered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the information desk in the lobby of village hall.

Information: (708) 403-6140.

Early voting reminder

Early voting for the upcoming presidential election is open in Orland Park.

You may cast your ballot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Nov. 3 at Orland Township Hall, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.

Election Day is Nov. 6.



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