A 5K walk/run and a dining special are set for Saturday.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Dawn Aulet
Friday, November 9, 2012
Already, 190 people have registered for a 5K that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 to help raise money for Mike Assaf and his family. Assaf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. His wife, Anna is a stay-at-home mom and the couple, who lives in Plainfield, has four children. The youngest is less than a month old. "We want to help raise money to alleviate the stress," Jill Nehring, Assaf's co-worker at the high school said. Assaf has been out of work since September. "Anytime somebody is in need, we try to come up with anything we can to help them," Nehring said of the (Minooka Community High School) community. The school community is holding a 5K Run/Walk at Community Park. The event begins at noon, …
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
Niki Josephsen-Georgopoulos is a mother and an entrepreneur who has been living in Channahon with her family for three years. “We wanted to be in a nice, quiet neighborhood with good schools that was family-oriented” said Georgopoulos, “I enjoy a quiet, low-crime area where you know your neighbors (the small town feel), yet still being close enough to the highways where you have access to larger metro areas." Georgopoulos, who likes her current town, does have a couple of ideas about what might make it better. “I do wish we had were more things coming in to strengthen the community, for example, another park or a community center instead of a convenience store like the one they are building on Route 6,” Georgopoulos said. She feels that …