Duo takes state’s top honors, H-F places fifth at speech competition

Izaak Walton Nature Preserve hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner on Sunday, Oct. 3, honoring all who have helped out at the preserve.

In a speech, 86-year old Izaak Walton member and financial contributor Jerry Vankus memorialized his brother Robert Vankus who was an Izaak Walton member and died of COVID-19 last year.

The event was Izaak Walton’s way of giving back to its volunteers. About 90 people attended the appreciation dinner and anyone who had volunteered recently was invited, said John Brinkman, Izaak Walton president. According to Brinkman, this was the second annual appreciation dinner. The first . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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