LARC hosting fundraiser on Aug. 8

2014-03-26T00:00:00Z LARC hosting fundraiser on Aug. 8Jennifer Pallay Times Columnist
March 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

LARC is selling tickets to a rocking fundraiser.

If you have ever read this column before, you probably know that my husband and I saw an Elvis tribute artist on our first date so the King has a special place in our hearts. This event takes place at the same venue where we saw our Elvis show and should be a great night out.

The Parents and Friends of LARC are presenting the third annual Essence of Elvis Benefit featuring Joe Tirrito as Elvis on Aug. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 178th and Lorenz Avenue in Lansing. Tickets can be purchased for $20 through July 25 and include buffet style dinner prior to show. There will be reserved seating and space is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

This event supports the efforts of Parents and Friends of LARC, which provides holiday luncheons to the clients and sponsors LARC in several fundraisers held year round.

For more information, call Kathy Brown at (708) 539-6995 or at (219) 374-5277 email

In other Lansing news, Lansing couple Carol and Paul Schultz were guests at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Winter Fest dinner. The theme for the Munster church’s annual event was "Forefather's Feast."

There were 130 people who attended this great event, said Ray Scahill, of Lansing.

"The waitresses dressed in long black dresses with pretty white aprons with white caps. The waiters had white shirts, black jackets and pants. It was a memory of colonial times," he said.

The Wolffgang Choir from Hobart High School sang classic songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

“These eight young ladies were excellent. After the entertainment, all of us were served a delicious pot roast supper. All of us enjoyed the delicious food, fun and fellowship," Scahill said.

If you’re looking for a way to get out and moving while helping kids at the same time, check out the Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run taking place May 18 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

This fundraiser benefits the patients and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Participants will start and finish at Soldier Field and travel through Chicago's beautiful Grant Park.

There will be complimentary food and drinks for participants as well as children’s activities available.

Organizers are currently looking for walkers, runners, sponsors and volunteers.

For more information, visit or call the race director at (312) 227-7296.

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