Chris Guillen Photography of Forest Park sponsored a Candlelight Bowl Sat., March 31 at Circle Lanes. Proceeds from the event benefited Oak-Leyden Developmental Services' Early Intervention Program. The Early Intervention Program provides social, educational, physical, occupational, and speech therapies to children with developmental delays and/or disabilities as well as support services to their families. Nearly 100 guests bowled to music spun by DJs from Fig Media and feasted on delicious food donated by award-winning Chef Gaetano Di Benedetto of Forest Park-based La Piazza restaurant. Di Benedetto's delicious cuisine was served at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City , Utah , as well as featured on the Food Network. An auction featuring eclectic pieces of art by local artists topped off the night and helped make the 7th Annual Candlelight Bowl successful and memorable.
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services is a community-based, non-profit agency whose mission is to help people with developmental disabilities meet life's challenges and reach their highest potential. Oak-Leyden has provided services to the community for 50 years and has grown to serve more than 500 people each year. In addition to the Early Intervention Program, Oak-Leyden also provides adult life enrichment programs including vocational services, employment services, residential programs, and coordinated health care.
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