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Jaime Swihart (left), of Joliet, and Skye Bergeson, of Tinley Park, laugh during Matt Holt’s Comedy for the Critters set.
Matt Holt performs the first set of the night during Comedy for the Critters at New Lenox VFW Post 9545. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
WGN’s Mike Toomey engages in some hilarious crowd-work during the Comedy for the Critters Fundraiser at New Lenox VFW Post 9545.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CST February 25, 2020

New Lenox VFW Post 9545 went to the dogs, cats and horses during a special event that put the funny in fundraising.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, VFW Post 9545 was the site for the annual Comedy for the Critters event featuring stand-up comedy sets from WGN's Mike Toomey and Matt Holt. Proceeds from the ticket fees, raffles and more were split between three animal rescues: South Suburban Humane Society, Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County and Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue.