Benefit for Lincoln School Student

The Lincoln Girl Scouts, Lincoln Girls on the Run–and Lincoln community in general– have put together an event to raise funds for Isabelle Jones, a fourth grader at Lincoln who was diagnosed with an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor in December and who has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy at Lurie Childrens’ Hospital since then.
Isabelle’s Carnival will take place on Saturday, June 7, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oak Park (820 Ontario Street, just north of Scoville Park). We will have games, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Here are just some of the silent auction/raffle prizes we have collected:
A skating lesson at the new Ridgeland Rink with Oak Park Olympic Speed Skater Emery Lehman
A private tour of the Hemingway birthplace and museum for up to 10 guests
A customized architectural walking tour of the Chicago Loop for up to 10 people (kids 10 and up), led by a local architectural expert
A post Labor Day weekend at a lovely three bed/2 bath cottage in Union Pier, MI
Cubs and Sox tickets for several different games this summer
Two Blackhawks tickets for the 2014/2015 season
A framed textile by local artist Jeanette Durand
A brewery tour and tasting at local microbrewery Ale Syndicate
$100 gift certificate to Maya del Sol
Two tickets to “Million Dollar Quartet”
$50 Gift certificate to Jen McNulty Fine Arts
A piece of Rookwood pottery from Heritage Tile in Oak Park
A necklace, bracelet and earrings of freshwater pearls designed by Kate Linn
Check out the Isabelle’s Carnival Facebook page for prize updates.
We hope to have a great turnout at this event, and also raise funds for Isabelle’s care. In addition to being a fundraiser, this event is something fun for her to look forward to after many difficult months of cancer treatment.
Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door (kids under 5 free, with a max of $20 or $21 per family to enter). Raffle tickets will be $5 or 5 for $20.  To buy presale entry tickets, contact Lynn Thomas, at for locations.
If you are interested in making a donation to the fundraiser, a bank account has been set up at Community Bank of Oak Park and River Forest, 1001 W. Lake Street, under the name “Isabelle Jones Assistance Fund”
We are also collecting raffle prizes and small prizes (bubbles, chalk, crayons, small items) for the carnival games. If you are interested in donating, please contact Lynn Thomas at
Thank you!!



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