Good deed, good food, good company

Photo: Co-owner Dale Pinion, with some of the gift baskets that will be raffled off on Saturday, Nov. 12, at T&D Northside Pub in downtown Elburn. The charity raffle starts at 3 p.m. with free food, and all proceeds will go to Conley Outreach to help area families. Photo by Sandy Kaczmarski

Northside Pub holds charity raffle Nov. 12
by Sandy Kaczmarski
ELBURN—More than 17 area businesses have contributed various gift items, such as rib eye steaks, turkeys, restaurant certificates and Chicago Bears items for a raffle this Saturday, Nov. 12, at the T&D Northside Pub in Elburn that will benefit area families this holiday season.

“I want to make it successful for the first year,” said co-owner Tracey Jacobson, who wanted to do something to give back to the community.

Dale Pinion, the “D” in the pub’s name, will cook pulled pork to go with salads and other edibles that will be free during the event, which starts at 3 p.m. and ends whenever everybody goes home.

Tickets will be sold for $1 each or seven for $5 for a 50/50 raffle, and basket tickets range from $1 for the variety gift baskets to $5 each for more expensive gift items, such as a DVD player and a TV.

Tracey and Dale are working with Conley Outreach to help about 65 area families with a total of around 150 kids in need.

Northside Pub is at 117 N. Main St., and cash donations or other items are encouraged. A tent and heater will be out back for anyone wishing to sit outdoors.