Village Clerk Holding Fundraiser
Village Clerk Jane Quinlan is seeking her fourth term as Oak Lawn’s Village Clerk. Quinlan has announced that she is running as an independent. Quinlan is holding a fundraiser on Thursday night at Palermo’s.
Trustee Vorderer Has A Home Grown Challenger
Rumors persist that District 4’s incumbent Village Trustee Terry Vorderer has a challenger who grew up in Oak Lawn, owns a business and is raising six children with his wife. Rumor has it that Terry Vorderer found out that John Koss is a candidate when he knocked on the Koss family door asking for a signature on his petition.
Vorderer ran unsuccessfully in 2009 as an independent but was successful in 2013, also claiming to be an independent. After his election, he quickly joined forces with Mayor Sandra Bury and her allies voting in lockstep on virtually every issue, including to reduce the fire department’s personnel and to terminate the 911 Emergency dispatchers.
Fourth Annual Family Reading Night Set At OLCHS
The Media Center will host a family reading night to encourage reading and create a culture of readers. The event is an evening book club for all members of the Spartan family: students, staff, parents and community members. A discussion and activities based on the memoir I Am Malala by Malala Yousefzai will be held in the Media Center. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17 from 7-8 p.m. Free copies of the book will be available on a first come, fist serve basis.
H.L. Richards Students Selected
Two musical students, Lukas Williams and Katelyn Deppe, were recently honored to be chosen to participate in the EIU 10th Annual Honor Jazz Combo Festival. The two local saxophone players will spend Monday, November 14 at EIU at the 10th Annual Honor Jazz Combo Day. Talented high school students from across the state were selected to participate.
The day will include rehearsals, private lessons, and opportunities to play and perform with other participants.
The Future Looks Bright
When people wonder how we had THAT choice for President or complain about today’s youth, you may not be able to alleviate the pain of the Presidential election but you can point to some local students for inspiration and hope in the future. Recently, District 122’s Simmons National Junior Honor Society students and other students needing service hours, made over 1,150 sandwiches that were sent to local homeless shelters.
- The service hours were well used to help someone else in need, which should be the purpose.
- Students that didn’t have to volunteer and did so are to be commended.
- Someone (or maybe everyone) is motivating these students in the right way.
- Future leaders!
MVCC Announces Fundraising Program
The Moraine Valley Community College Foundation has launched a limited commemorative opportunity to support students through its Buy-A-Brick program. The engraved bricks are being installed in the college’s Shakespeare Garden, adjacent to the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the main campus at 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills.
Brick donations are $150 each with all proceeds supporting the Foundation’s efforts to provide student scholarships, faculty innovations, college programs, and emergency assistance funds for students. Engraving is up to three lines with 14 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation, on a 4” x 8” brick.
For more information or to purchase a brick, visit morainevalley.edu/buyabrick or call the Foundation Office at (708) 974-5740.
Planning Ahead For the Holidays?
The Worth Township Senior Holiday Luncheon is Wednesday, December 14th from 11:30 – 2:00 pm at Worth Township (11601 S. Pulaski in Alsip). The cost is $15 per person and registration is required. The lunch is from the Country House Restaurant (Chicken Limone, Italian Sausage w/ peppers & onions, Double Baked Mashed Potatoes, Door County Salad, Rolls & Butter, water/pop, desert). Entertainment is by the Madrigal Singers from Evergreen Park High School. For those who are interested, there will also have a $10 Grab Bag Exchange (unisex gifts preferred). Register and pay by 12/6/16 (no refunds). Call 708-371-2900 x 28.