The Friends of the Cary Area Public Library will hold a fundraiser Wednesday, May 22, at the Culver's in Crystal Lake.
FOCAL (Friends of the Cary Area Public Library) will receive 10 percent of the day’s sales, which will be directed toward future purchases that benefit library patrons.
Members of FOCAL will help serve customers from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, 501 Pingree Road.
For information, call the library at 847-639-4210.
|Sgt. Scott Naydenoff (Photo provided)|
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Police Sgt. Scott Naydenoff was recently named one of the state's 2013 Rising Shields of Law Enforcement by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Naydenoff was recognized for his leadership, and was one of five people recognized with the honor from large and medium-sized police departments, according to a news release for the chiefs' association.
The organization looks to recognize officers and future law enforcement executives under the age of 45.
“Our goal is to recognize and support young professionals and their organizations to continue to innovate and improve best practices that enhance public safety in our communities,” said Chief Robert Porter, ILACP president and chief of the Downers Grove Police Department. “By honoring rising leaders in all areas of law enforcement, we hope that citizens of Illinois will better understand the significant roles they play in keeping their communities safe."
Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens nominated Naydenoff for his innovated leadership and initiative towards the progression of the agency, the news release said.
“I am very proud of Sgt. Naydenoff and all he has done for the Cary Police Department," Casstevens said. "He has always been highly self-motivated and truly works to make the department better. This recognition is well deserved. He is truly a Rising Shield."
The third annual Cary-Grove Fights Hunger Campaign runs through Tuesday.
Organizers said last week they were about $2,000 short of their $10,000 campaign goal, which benefits the Cary -Grove Food Pantry.
The annual Rising Artist show at Cary-Grove High School raised about $800 for the campaign. It takes about $7,000 a month to run the food pantry.
To donate, send donations to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry, c/o CGFH, 8901 Cary-Algonquin Road, Cary, IL 60013.
- Joseph Bustos
|Standing (left to right): Bonnie Hill, park board president, Bill Kruegar, park board commissioner, Tom Layshock, Cary Grove Youth Baseball & Softball, Malinda Bacchi, Cary Park District Senior Center volunteer, Chris Ladd, Cary Junior Trojans Football, Tom Emma, park board commissioner. Seated (from left to right): Bill Pickett, Cary Community Volunteer, Rob Fankhauser, Cary Soccer Association, Kristen Fadden, Cary Barracuda Swim Team volunteer, David Raica, Cary Park District (Photo provided)|
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The Cary Park District Board on Thursday honored seven people for their volunteer work for providing "exceptional recreation, parks and open space opportunities for residents of the district," it said in a news release.
Those honored were Tom Layshock, of Cary Grove Baseball and Softball, Malinda Bacchi, who volunteers at the park district's senior center, Chris Ladd, of Cary Junior Football, Bill Pickett, who is a community volunteer, Rob Fankhauser, of the Cary Soccer Association, Kristen Fadden, a Cary Barracuda Swim Team volunteer, and David Raica, who volunteers in the park district.
Dogs will be able to search for treats as the Cary Park District will have a Dog Egg Hunt on Wednesday at Hoffman Park.
The egg hunt for small dogs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The egg hunt for medium and large dogs begins at 7 p.m.
All dogs must be on a leash, and the event is free.
For more information go to www.carypark.com.
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Originally from Miami, Joseph has been working at the Northwest Herald since February 2010. He enjoys writing about issues that effect people. A Northwestern University graduate, you can often find him in Evanston cheering on the Wildcats.