12/3 Help Little Cubs Field in Freeport, IL
You can help a Boy Scout complete a project and create a picnic shelter at Little Cubs Field in Freeport, Ill., by attending a live auction of sports items on Dec. 16. Eagle scout Alex Marck wants to finish the shelter by spring 2012, and needs $10,000 to do so. Among the items to be auctioned are 2012 Cubs tickets, autographed Cubs items, autographed Chicago Bears items, and much more. The event will be held at Midway Village in the Lakeview Room, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL, with the auction preview starting at 5:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Marck has already received $30,000 in donations of labor and materials to build the picnic shelter. For more info go to www.troop4freeport.org.
— Carrie Muskat