2016 Leaf-raking Effort Another Success
Almost 70 volunteers led the way on Saturday, November 12, 2016 to assist 30 seniors with the huge task of raking leaves in their yards. The event is an annual community service project coordinated by the West Chicago Police Department. Some of the groups who participated were:
- West Chicago Park District
- Boy Scout Troop 33
- Renewal Church
- Mexican Cultural Center
- West Chicago Community High School – Interact Club/Horticulture Club/Future Business Leaders of America
- Vietnamese CMA Church of Wheaton
- Community Fellowship Oasis Junior High School Group
- Leman Middle School
- District 33 DREAM After School Program
Additionally, various individuals not associated with a particular organization or club showed up to help.
“We live in an amazing community filled with people who care about other people,” said Mayor Ruben Pineda. “Thank you to all who generously gave of their time and effort to help the seniors of West Chicago.”
Volunteers enjoyed 60 pizzas at the Fox Community Center following their hard work.