Southwest weekly notes
April 15, 2012 8:50AM
Updated: May 17, 2012 8:02AM
Troy Township assessor retires
SHOREWOOD — After 36 years of service to the residents of Troy Township, Assessor Patricia A. Gabrielson retired March 31.
Gabrielson’s history with the township goes back to the 1960s, when her late husband Paul Barnes was assessor. She later worked for various assessors until 1995 when she was appointed to the post.
She then went on to be elected as the assessor for a total of four more terms.
“Pat’s influence and impact on Troy Township will be visible for years to come. She has served the residents of Troy Township and given them 36 years of her time. She will be missed,” said Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz.
Junk in the Trunk sales return
MORRIS — The first Junk in the Trunk sale for 2012 will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot behind the Wendy’s on Route 47.
Vendors wishing to participate may set up at 8:30 a.m. A donation of $10 per parking spot will be taken.
The beneficiary for the sale will be Citizen Police Academy Alumni of Morris.
For more information, call Ken at 815-942-2032. Leave your name and number and e-mail address for a list of the rules and schedules.
Family Learning Night in Minooka
MINOOKA — Family Learning Night will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Minooka Intermediate School, at 321 W. McEvilly Road.
The family event will include a book fair, reptile presentation, sand science, beach song trivia, shelter construction, ocean in a bottle, message in bottle, book walk, hula dancing, family photos, student performances, food and Maui Waui Smoothies for sale.
Troy Township shredding event
SHOREWOOD — Troy Township will host its semi-annual shredding event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at 25448 Seil Road.
Each resident must show proof of township residency and is allowed to have two letter-size file or copy paper boxes of paper shredded.
The township also has partnered with the Shorewood Police Department to collect unneeded or expired medications during the shredding event.