For the fourth year, the Friends of the VIP in North Riverside held their annual Christmas for a Cause to benefit families in need in the village. This year the event was held on Dec. 9 at JC’s Pub in McCook. It was a wonderful afternoon starting with a Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday stroll to local businesses in the village who generously donated to this charitable fundraiser. 

With the support of over 140 residents in attendance and those who made a donation, the Friends of the VIP were able to help 136 families enjoy the merriest Christmas. Great food, drinks, a multitude of raffle prizes and the comradery of the guests made this the most successful fundraiser yet.

A big thank you to our committee chairs, Kathy Ranieri and Terri Sarro for once again leading the committee and a big thank you to the committee for all of their hard work and dedication to this event.

Once again, this truly delivers the message that the village of North Riverside is “the small community with the big heart!”

P.J. Folz

North Riverside