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Updated: March 22, 2013 10:19AM


Fund-raiser: The Lake County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring the annual Race For Hunger event Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Piggly Wiggly store, 460 Orchard St. The event is held every year in order to raise public awareness of Food Check Out Week, which celebrates the abundance and safety of food that we are able to enjoy due to the hard work of our farmers and ranchers. This year’s event features a five-minute race between State Sen. Melinda Bush and Lake County Board member Pat Carey, to see who can fill shopping carts with the highest monetary value of non-perishable food products. The contestant whose carts have the highest value will be named as this year’s winner. The Lake County Farm Bureau purchases all of the groceries that are collected during the five-minute scramble around the store and donates them to local food pantries. The Farm Bureau will also be providing monetary donations in the amount of $500 to each of the pantries selected as recipients for this year’s race. For more information, call (847) 223-6506.


Nominations: The Gurnee Days Corp. is seeking nominations for the Gurnee Days honoree(s). The person or couple selected will be honored at a testimonial dinner Aug. 8. In addition, the individual(s) will serve as grand marshal(s) of the Gurnee Days parade Aug. 11. To qualify for the nomination, the person or couple must have provided a meaningful contribution to the village for 10 years or more. The nomination deadline is March 27. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Village Hall, Gurnee Park District locations or download from

Light vendor: The North Shore Sanitary District has accepted a bid from Piper Electric, one of 14 potential vendors, to replace all of the district’s existing fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient lighting at a cost of $177,380. There’s a possibility of obtaining an energy-saver grant to cover some of the cost. Work will begin shortly and the job should be complete by mid-December.

Lake County

Registration: The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s Spring 2013 season will get in gear starting March 1. The current brochure is available on-line at There are several programs still available for ages 3 and up including weekly, special events and Special Olympics. Also included in the brochure is day camp information for youth and teen-aged children and our Active Adult program. For more information, call (847) 816-4866.

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