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FebrUARY 27, 2020

Hamfesters Radio Club White Elephant Sale

Hamfesters Radio Club announces its program for their next meeting on Friday March 6, at 6 p.m. at the Crestwood Civic Center, 14025 Kostner in Crestwood.

This is one of their most popular meetings of the year. It’s the annual White Elephant Sale! While it’s mostly radio, computer, and other electronic gear, you never know what you might find. Got something to sell? Setup is at 6 p.m. Just looking? Doors open at 6 p.m. for the best selection. You never know what you need until you see it at Hamfesters White Elephant Sale. 

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. More information is available at 

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February 20, 2020

Council Oak Students Prepare 100 Lunches to Feed Local Families

On Friday, February 7th, students at Council Oak Montessori School prepared 100 lunches for families in Blue Island and Robbins. Community is important to the students at Council Oak Montessori School, where from a young age they have opportunities to practice service and stewardship, so is helping the students to become capable. For these reasons and more, Council Oak’s Upper Elementary class prepared lunches for the nearby Pro Labore Dei, a local non-profit consisting of volunteers who serve families and homeless in need in Robbins, Blue Island, and Lower Wacker in Chicago. Through this effort, they will be distributing 400 lunches total. 

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February 13, 2020

Shepard Students Take 5th for Team USA in Synchronized Skating

Wrapped in the American flag, Shepard High School students Jenna Bader and Gia Swanson and their Teams Elite teammates celebrated success in Europe for the second year in a row recently.

Teams Elite, representing Team USA in the Juniors Division of the French Cup, took fifth place in synchronized skating against some of the best competition the world can offer. So proud, they posed with the flag afterward in the stands

Last year Bader, Swanson and their teammates won the gold medal at the Spring Cup in Milan, Italy.

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February 6, 2020

Best Mom Ever Program at Library

After turning from glamorous actress to a struggling stay-at-home mom, Tracie Main decided she wanted to rise above and become the best mom for her family. 

Have a laugh listening to her seriously funny and heart-warming mom’o’logue - and maybe even get a few tips to help you on your own parenting journey on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library located at 11960 S. Pulaski Rd. For more information, call 708-371-5666.

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