The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help these businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. Here's the plan:
The L-W Patch sites will hold a weekly Rt. 30 raffle where a random reader could win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents need to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Patch will routinely list those businesses where customers can find newsletter sign-up sheets. Residents only have to enter once to be eligible for all the raffle drawings.
Easy, huh? The idea is to rally the L-W communities around these businesses, helping them weather this financial hardship. To be honest, it's something Frankfort, Mokena New Lenox residents excel at—helping those in need. And Patch considers itself a member of its community, so we're just trying to do our part.
The Week 2 winner is Mark Gracia of Orland Hills, who wins a hardcover copy of Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life, from Lighthouse Fellowship Church.
Week 1 Winner: Barb Libowitz of Frankfort, who a free lunch from Hawgs 'N Dogs.
The Week 3 prize will be a prize basket that includes a $200 gift certificate to New Lenox Travel. Sign up at one of the participating businesses to be eligible to win.
This week also brings a new business to Patch's program. , which , is another place you can sign up and enter. The bakery also is adding a prize to our a raffle: a free cake worth $50.
This is the list of the business currently participating in this program:
And these are the prizes still available to win:
- A hardcover copy of Rick Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Life, from Lighthouse Fellowship Church
- Two books donated by Bobbie Noonan Child Care
- A prize basket including a $200 gift certificate from New Lenox Travel
- Two free lunch buffets from Aurelio's Pizza
- *NEW* A free cake worth $50 from Sweet Dreams Cakes
- Patch merchandise, including baseball caps, tote bags, Snuggies, water bottles and T-shirts
BUSINESSES: Are you interested in participating in this initiative? Contact Mary Compton, Patch's local business advocate and community ambassador, at 708-770-1341 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Or you can contact Associate Regional Editor Lauren Traut at email@example.com, or 708-382-0737.
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