Couple wins gift basket in fundraiser

Howard and Jean Swanson delight in winning a gift basket with wine, chocolates and a dinner prepared by Chef Diego Burgos in The Oak Room, the popular pub at Smith Village, during this year’s Spread the Love fundraiser. The event at Smith Village raised more than $900 for Emilie’s Fund, which supports residents who outlive their means. Residents and staff members donated $1 for one chance or $5 for six chances to win baskets filled with gift certificates for products and services offered by businesses in the Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood neighborhoods.