Updated: January 11, 2014 6:17AM
Several Culver’s restaurants throughout the Southland will participate Wednesday in a fundraiser to benefit victims of last month’s tornados.
The Culver’s restaurants in 74 locations in Illinois and Indiana will give 10 percent of sales throughout the day to the Red Cross for its tornado relief efforts.
Area Culver’s participating include Frankfort (20592 S. LaGrange Road), Homewood (850 W. 183rd St.), Lansing (17010 Torrence Ave.), Matteson (20716 S. Cicero Ave.), Monee (5871 W. Monee-Manhattan Road), Morris (1919 N. Division St.), Orland Park (9130 W. 159th St.), Plainfield (13449 S. Route 59), Romeoville (485 N. Weber Road) and Tinley Park (18248 Sayre Ave.).
SD 146 hosts surplus sale
Community Consolidated School District 146 in Tinley Park will hold a surplus equipment sale — for district residents only — from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sandidge School, 16600 S. 66th Ave., Tinley Park. Doors will open no earlier than 7:45 a.m. and the gym entrance should be used, according to a news release from the district.
Proof of residency in the form of a photo ID will be required. All items will be sold “as is,” and quantities are limited. Buyers must take possession at the time of the sale, and payment must be cash or check. Computer purchases will be limited to one per resident.
Items expected to be sold include Dell laptop computers and notebooks, tables, chairs, televisions, scanners, netbook bags and more.
‘Shop with a Cop’
New Lenox police officers on Saturday will participate in the second annual “Shop with a Cop” event in conjunction with MorningStar Mission and the New Lenox Kmart.
In this “Cops Care” event, officers and cadets will have a parade with 50 children, ages 6 to 13, from the police department, 701 W. Haven Ave., to the Kmart, 1500 W. Lincoln Highway, where children will visit with Santa and go on a shopping spree.
After shopping they will return to the police department to have pizza and cupcakes and wrap their Christmas gifts.
The children are selected by referrals from different social service agencies in the community. The event gives them a chance to spend positive time with police officers, according to a news release about the event.