Frankfort Fall Festival poster winners to be announced
June 12, 2012 10:20AM
Todd Crose (from left), Darcel Locke and Robert Carlson retired from Morris High School. | submitted photo
Updated: July 3, 2012 11:55AM
FRANKFORT — Frankfort Fall Festival 2012 Chairman Cindy Heath announced that the winner of the festival’s annual poster contest has been selected.
Fifty students from Lincoln-Way High School District art programs submitted posters reflecting their artistic interpretation of this year’s theme: Brazilian Carnivale. The winning entry will appear on official promotional materials.
The winner receives $250 from festival sponsor, the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.
The winning student will be announced at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on Breidert’s Green, immediately preceding the kickoff of this summer’s “Concert on the Green” series.
Morris High retirees
MORRIS — Three Morris High School faculty members, Robert Carlson, Todd Crose and Darcel Locke, are retiring. The three individuals have 93 years of combined teaching experience.
Carlson has taught for 24 years, 20 of them at Morris. Carlson’s favorite course to teach was English as a Second Language. He is looking forward to researching his family’s genealogy and traveling with his wife during retirement.
Crose has taught for 34 years; 33 at Morris. His favorite courses to teach were physical education and drivers education. Crose is looking forward to “no set schedule, no daily homework or preparation every night for the next day.”
Locke taught for 35 years at Morris. She has enjoyed teaching literature, grammar and writing. Locke is excited to travel with her husband, visit family out of state and spend time with her friends.
Sisters of St. Francis awards
JOLIET — The Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate announced the 2012 honorees for the Mother Alfred Moes Award and The Joliet Franciscan Heritage Award.
Recognizing the enormous impact made through founding of The Housing Foundation of Will County, the Catholic Education Foundation and the diocesan Mission Outreach Program, Bishop Joseph L. Imesch has been chosen as this year’s Mother Alfred Moes Honoree.
In recognition for all that they do for the community, John and Jeanette D’Arcy have been chosen as the Joliet Franciscan Heritage Award 2012 Honorees.
Imesch and the D’Arcys will be honored Oct. 28 at the 23rd Annual Franciscan Autumn Feast at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
March of Dimes
JOLIET — Along with several hundred families and business leaders, the Silver Cross Women and Infant Services Birthing Center employees participated in the 2012 March of Dimes 3.2-mile March for Babies April 22 at the Westfield Louis Joliet mall.
Supporters of March Dimes have been walking since 1970 and have raised $2 billion to benefit all babies.
Helping Hands 5K
JOLIET — Jason Midlock, a history and AP European history teacher at Joliet Catholic Academy, on May 20 ran a great race. With a time of 18:06.3, he placed second overall at the second annual Joliet Catholic Academy Helping Hands 5K.
Salvador Lozaro won with 17:56.0.
JCA student Moira McSteen (22.24.4) placed second overall for women. Also recognized as top JCA student finishers were Dyllan Mattea (20:41.6) and Alexandra Blotnik (22:57.6). There were 350 participants.
The event is organized by Suzi Arnett. All proceeds — with $7,000 raised this year — go to benefit the JCA Helping Hands Tuition Assistance Fund.