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Morris and Katie Snitowsky, of Mokena are surrounded by lights during My Joyful Heart’s fundraiser Night of a Thousand Lights, held at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park Saturday, Nov. 16. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Diane Carroll, founder and executive director of the nonprofit group My Joyful Heart, stands next to one of several silent auction items at the organization’s fundraiser Night of a Thousand Lights.
Jennifer Gain — along with her daughters Natalie (left), 9; Abby (middle), 6; and Jill, 11— look at silent auction items during My Joyful Heart’s fundraiser Night of a Thousand Lights held at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park Nov. 16. The Homer Glen family was there to support impoverished children and teens.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
3:14 am CST November 29, 2019

Those who walked into the Silver Lake Country Club banquet room in Orland Park for a fundraiser dinner on Nov. 16, could not help but notice an unusual decor for the evening’s event: 1,000 lights illuminated the room.

“Each light represents a child or teen we are helping,” Diane Carroll explained. Carroll is the founder and executive director of My Joyful Heart, located in Mokena, the nonprofit group responsible for the celebratory fundraiser.