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  Family and friends of Richards graduate Denise Mushinski Kuba of Chicago Ridge have organized a benefit to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest “Sunshine for Denise” will feature raffle drawings, auctions, and food and drink. Organizers are seeking donations of raffle prizes, gift certificates and money.

  Kuba, who has pancreatic cancer, worked at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights and volunteered as a committee member and advancement chairperson for Cub Scout Troop 3665 and Boy Scout Troop 665.

  Contacts for donations and more information include Mike Mushinski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (312)914-1388; Laura Kapala, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 609-7018; Tom Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 302-4187; Paul Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 846-5482; John Kuba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 636-7865; and Kendra Globicki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 702-0012. Donations for raffles and auctions can be sent to Tom Kuba, 10352 Leslie Lane, Chicago Ridge, IL, 60415. For more information visit sunshinefordenise.com.

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  The Crusaders for Teddy will hold a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Mama Vesuvio East, 6361 W. College Drive in Palos Heights. Donations will go to offset the medical costs of Teddy Kowalski, who is undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Children are $10/$15. Cost includes dinner and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. For more information call (773) 840-2000, for information about raffle and auction prizes call Barb Scapardine at 246-8405.
 

PADS seeks vols fro summer shelters

  South Suburban PADS is gearing up for its Summer Interim Housing Shelter Season for homeless persons.
  The shelter operates from May 1 through Sept. 30 each year. The program is a way for new volunteers to become acquainted with the PADS program.
  PADS need volunteers to supervise the site and guests, to complete paperwork, and to provide meals for four hours per month. Training sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Volunteers only need to attend one session. Both will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 667 W. 8th St. in Chicago Heights.
  For more information or to register call Dawn Thrasher at 754-4357 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

Church Corner

  Most Holy Redeemer School in Evergreen Park will host its 7th annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 13. Cost is $400 per table; maximum of 10 people. Price includes bottled beer, wine, pop and coffee. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m. Call 422-8280 for more information.
 

Death Notice - Ted Clark

Ted Clark
  Ted Clark, 87, of Chicago Ridge, died March 19 at home. Visitation was held March 22 at Lack & Sons Funeral Home in Hickory Hills. A funeral Mass was held March 23 at Our Lady of the Ridge Church in Chicago Ridge. Interment was private.
  Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Harriett; his son, Steven; and one grandchild.
  Mr. Clark was born in Chicago. He worked as a locomotive engineer with the Belt Railway of Chicago for 37 years. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a member of the South Suburban Civil War Roundtable, the Midwest Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, and the Sherlockians, the latter an international group of people who share a love for Sherlock Holmes.
 

Volley for Charity

  Volleyball players and teams are needed for the Volleyball for Charity 33rd annual Coed Volleyball Tournament and Party to be held Saturday, April 6 at the Chicago Ridge Park District, Saint Xavier University and Marist High School.
  All proceeds from the event will benefit individuals with developmental disabilities at Park Lawn. Players and non-players are welcome to attend the After Tournament Party from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Beverly Country Club 87th S. Western Ave. in Chicago. Attendees must be 21 years old. There will be an open bar all evening, two hours of assorted food and hors D’oeuvres, cash raffles, music and dancing. NCAA Final Four games will be televised.
  Tournament team fee is $300 and which includes up to eight T-shirts. The tournament and party package is $400 and includes games, T-shirts and up to eight tickets to the after-tournament party. Regular after tournament party tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 online, by calling 802-1123, or at the door. To register or for more information visit volleyballforcharity.org.