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Local Students, Staff Make Wishes True

On a cold night last Friday, students and staff at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School had warm hearts as they helped raise money for the Make-a Wish Foundation of Illinois, which grants wishes to children who have life threatening illnesses.

This year’s event included the annual Volleyball Tournament, which was played that evening and included several matches of competition.

Several hundred were on hand to watch District 123 board members, OLHMS staff, members of both the Oak Lawn Police and Fire departments, and seventh- and eighth-graders compete.

Over the past eight years, Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School, which is at 5340 W. 99th St., Oak Lawn, has raised more than $310,000 for the Make-a Wish Foundation.

Members of the staff at the school said they are also planning a walk-a-thon, which will be held on Friday, May 10.

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