Southwest weekly notes
April 20, 2012 3:20PM
Updated: May 24, 2012 8:02AM
Rain as a resource
SHOREWOOD — The village of Shorewood and Troy Township have partnered to offer residents the opportunity to use rain as a resource.
Through The Conservation Foundation, residents can purchase rain barrels, available in black, grey and terra cotta, for $75.
Barrels can be purchased online by visiting http://upcycle-products.com/static.asp?path=4530. The link can also be found on the village’s website at www.vil.shorewood.il.us or on Troy Township’s website at www.troytownship.com.
Orders will close on May 2 with pickup available at the village 9-11 a.m. May 5.
A free program, “Rain as a Resource,” will be presented by The Conservation Foundation at 7 p.m. Monday in the Village Hall Board Room. For information, call 815-725-2150.
JOLIET — Strategies for overcoming negativity in the workplace will be the focus of the Grundy Will Human Resources Association at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road.
The meeting is open to area human resource professionals and interested members of the business community. There is a $10 fee for non-members.
Mark Wilson of Dale Carnegie — Chicago will speak.
Call Melissa Schroeder at 708-670-1798.
MORRIS — Morris Area Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Morris Hospital Education Room, 150 W. High St.
For information, call Frank Hankins at 815-942-4733 or Dwayne Mickelson at 815-942-5083 or check out the website at www.morrisarea.easy-speak.org.
Annual Exelon Nuclear’s Fishing for a cure
BRACEVILLE — For the third year in a row, Exelon Nuclear’s Fishing for a Cure reached its maximum participation limit of 100 boats, which guarantees the four sponsored area food pantries a donation of $2,500 each.
Proceeds will benefit Community Care Center (Braidwood), Kuzma Care Cottage (Wilmington), Church of Hope Food Pantry (Gardner) and Coal City Food Pantry (Coal City).
There’s still plenty of room for young anglers at the children’s tournament that will be held on May 19 at the Godley Park District.
“This year’s event has generated a lot of excitement,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Dan Enright. “We sold out the tournament faster than ever before. This shows how anxious the anglers are to support a great cause.”
The tournament will be May 19 from Braidwood Lake’s Kankakee Road (South) Ramp.
The children’s tournament is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $5 per child. More information on the children’s tournament is available at www.exeloncorp.com/fishing.
Caregiver Spa Day
MORRIS — Grundy County Health Department partnered with Amedisys Home Health Agency to honor caregivers for a special Caregiver Spa Day March 16 at the Franklin School of Cosmetology. A small breakfast was provided along with free hair cuts, manicures, pedicures, facials and massages.
Making donations were: Franklin School of Cosmetology, Snips and Clips, Underground Hair and Nails, The Hair Bizz, Designing Image and Body Works of Morris.
For information on Grundy County Senior Health Programs and events, call Chris Donley at 815-941-3404, ext. 5222.
Summer athletic camps
MINOOKA — The Minooka High School Athletics Office announced it will host a series of summer athletic camps starting in late May and running throughout the summer.
Camps will be offered in the areas of: girls’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, softball, cheerleading, girls’ athletic conditioning, dance, baseball, boys’ basketball, boys’ volleyball, boys’ weightlifting, high school football, co-ed cross-country, co-ed soccer, co-ed tennis, co-ed track and field, and athletic training.
For details or to register, visit www.mchs.net, click on “Athletics Office,” or call the office at 815-467-2140, ext. 135.