Senior New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Noon - 2 PM
at Wauconda Park District's Cook Park
Hosted by Wauconda Park District,
Wauconda Area Library, Wauconda Care, and Wauconda Township. Lunch
served by local dignitaries with entertainment provided. Register by
December 22nd at Wauconda Park District 600 N. Main Street, Wauconda
or Wauconda Township Building 505 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda.
For more information call Wauconda Park District at 847-526-3610 or
Wauconda Township at 847-526-2631.
2014 Annual Turkey Trot
Has raised over $14,000!
Proceeds benefit the Wauconda/Island
Lake Food Pantry
Thank you for all those who volunteered and to the
Star Runners Charity for your generosity.
Wauconda Park District seeks Resident Input on Community Center
The Wauconda Park District is looking for resident input on the
ongoing issue the District faces in regards to the need for
additional space at the Community Center. In November, the Park
Board chose to ask residents to approve a bond issue to expand the
Community Center. That measure failed by 65 votes. However, the
space needs remain and the Park Board's goal is to find a balanced
solution that residents can strongly support. They are seeking
resident's thoughts and ideas on the matter so they can find the
best possible solution for the District and the community.
Residents are invited to attend one of the upcoming outreach
meetings at the Community Center, 600 N. Main St. Wauconda, IL
Thursday, December 18th - 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 10th - 9:30 am
For more information on the meetings, please contact Nancy Burton,
Director of Parks & Recreation at 847-526-3610 or
Local High School Students Volunteer at Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a program through Samaritan's
Purse that gifts shoe box sized presents to children in faraway
lands. The children that receive the gifts from OCC have never
received a Christmas present before. Each year about nine million
gifts are delivered to children in over 140 countries. Mrs. Mills, a
Business Ed. Teacher at Wauconda High School, has organized this
trip every year for the past five years.
Thirty-one FBLA students from Wauconda, Warren Township,
and Mundelein High Schools traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where
one of the nine national OCC processing centers is located. Their
first shift was Friday, December 5, from 3:00-7:30 p.m., and their
second shift was Saturday, December 6, from 10-1:30 p.m. The high
school students worked on an assembly line in which they inspected,
packed, taped, and prepared boxes to be shipped. Over the eight
hours of service, they made approximately 3,000 boxes. The prepared
gifts will be shipped specifically to India and Ecuador.
Ruben Torres from Warren Township stated, "It really made me realize
just how many children, and even families we are affecting through
the holiday spirit. I can only wish that we were able to bring some
cheer to the lives of children in need".
The Wauconda Police Department now has an
incinerator to dispose of medications.
Congratulations to Chief Yost and staff for
advancing Wauconda’s efforts to provide the community with effective
ways to dispose of prescription drugs so that they are not
abused. Additionally, Waste Management has provided a sharps
disposal kiosk. It is located in the lobby of the Police
Department. Residents can take disposable sharps (syringes &
needles) containers home and deposit them in the kiosk in the Police
department lobby when the container is full.
has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide
more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was
delivered on Friday, April 18th. The bin is located at Public Works
adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.
It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up
in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a
significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere
from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is
comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing
items and save our landfill space.