Quick News: Joliet mayor’s Golden Anniversary Party scheduled
October 22, 2013 10:20PM
Updated: November 24, 2013 6:18AM
Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante’s annual Golden Anniversary Party is scheduled for Nov. 6.
The event is open to Joliet couples who have been married for at least 50 years, or will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the coming year, according to a press release.
“We just want to thank the community that has been so good to us and celebrate with other local couples who have also marked this important occasion,” Giarrante said in the release.
The mayor and his wife, Rose, started the event two years ago when they celebrated their 50th anniversary. They had intended to host a small celebration for all Joliet-area couples married at least 50 years.
“We were completely surprised when over 60 couples showed up,” Giarrante said in the release. “When it came time to take a group photo, we barely had enough room to get all of the couples in frame.”
The event is from 4:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at VFW Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, in Joliet. The event is free. Couples should RSVP by Nov. 4 at (815) 724-3700.
Horizon Grant applications being accepted in Plainfield 202
High school juniors in Plainfield District 202 can apply for Horizon Grants worth up to $1,000 each. The grants are intended to defray the cost of a summer extended learning experience.
Students at Plainfield North, South, East and Central and at the district’s alternative school, Plainfield Academy, are eligible.
Applications are due April 4 and winners will be announced on May 1.
Applications are available in school guidance offices or online at the Foundation for Excellence web site at www.d202foundation.org.
Lipinski accepting service academy applications
U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski is accepting nomination request letters from students seeking to get accepted into one of the U.S. Service Academies next summer, according to a press release from his office.
The academies include the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, West Point Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. Applicants to the Coast Guard Academy do not need Congressional nominations, according to the release.
Applicants must be at least 17 and not older than 23 on July 1 of the year they enter the academy, the release said. They also must be a U.S. citizen, be a high school graduate, unmarried and have taken the ACT or SAT, among other things.
Prospective applicants should submit their written requests by Dec. 2 to Joe Bonomo in Lipinski’s Chicago office, 6245 S. Archer Ave., Chicago IL 60638, 312-886-0481.