Fatso’s – the inventor of the tortilla-wrapped, deep-fried, double-dog stuffed with fries, grilled onions, jalapeno peppers and cheese Fatso’s dog – will celebrate it’s one-year anniversary with a benefit for the family of Kaylah Lentine.
A pickup truck struck the Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School student as she crossed the intersection of Cicero Avenue and Southwest Highway on May 24. The accident is still under investigation.
Kaylah, who was 14, died of her injuries the next day a week before she was to have graduated from eighth-grade.
From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Fatso’s will take over the large lot at Hawk Ford directly across the street from the restaurant. There will be a jumpy for the kids, face painting, food, and more.
Boogie with the Impact Band playing live music from the 1980s and 1990's from noon to 3:15 p.m. A DJ will spin tunes from 3:30 to 8 p.m.
Vienna Beef has donated food for the family-friendly benefit, with $5 getting you in, along with a free hotdog and drink.
Special T-shirts with Kaylah's picture will be for sale for $10, along with bracelets.
Many local businesses have donated raffle prizes. All proceeds made outside on Saturday will go toward the “For the Benefit of Kaylah Lentine” fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, at 4400 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453, to help Kaylah’s family with expenses related to her loss.
For more information, contact Carol Peters at Fatso’s, at 708-424-2490.
And if you’d like to drop off a donation or a prize for the raffle on Saturday, you won’t be turned away.
Fatso's is located at 6035 W. 95th St. The benefit for the family of Kaylah Lentine will be held across the street from the restaurant at Hawk Ford, at 6100 W. 95th St.