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The Legacy Guild preparing for annual fundraising event

The Legacy Guild, a nonprofit started by a group of La Grange-area residents to provide college scholarships for students who have lost a parent, is getting ready to host its biggest annual fundraiser at FitzGerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn in February.

The Big Spring Event 2015 will feature entertainment by Maggie Speaks, a dance music cover band, as well as an open bar, food, live and silent auctions and other surprises, according to a news release.

Tickets to the event cost $150 per person until the end of January, which will then increase to $175 per person. A purchased ticket provides the attendee a round-trip bus ticket from La Grange to FitzGerald’s and back.

Funds raised during the event will go toward providing college scholarships for students of Lyons Township High School who have lost a parent.

To be eligible for the 2015 scholarships provided by the Legacy Guild, students must submit an application at www.thelegacyguild.com.

High school and college students are eligible for the scholarships if they live in the boundaries of Lyons Township High School and have had a parent die while being raised in the area. While students must live in the school district, they continue to remain eligible if they attend or attended a high school outside the district, according to the release.

The scholarship awards will be announced in May.

The Legacy Guild was formed in 2012 by a group of men from La Grange and other surrounding areas who were drawn together after a series of sudden and unexpected deaths of friends and neighbors. The Legacy Guild is a Christian faith-based group that welcomes all faiths and meets regularly to discuss important issue, including how to be a better father, husband, son, brother, neighbor and friend.

Last year’s event hosted at FitzGerald’s drew about 350 attendees and raised more than $80,000 for the scholarship program. A total of 23 students were chosen to receive scholarships from the Legacy Guild in 2014.

For information about the Legacy Guild’s scholarship and meetings, visit the group’s website at www.thelegacyguild.com.

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