Letters: Reunion thanks
December 13, 2012 9:44PM
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:04AM
The Sacred Heart Grade School Reunion committee would like to thank all who made our recent reunion such a huge success. We were pleased to have 175 alumni join our fun event on Oct. 20 at Giovan’s Pizzeria. This is an awesome number for a school that closed in the 1970s. The following day, alumni attended a Mass in our honor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a reception following in the church hall.
We would like to thank Giovans, Sacred Heart Church and Father Raymond Lescher for making us feel so welcome, and alumnist, Father Michael Valente, Church of St. Anthony.
We would also like to thank Scott Slocum of WJOL, Brian Stanley of The Herald-News and the Catholic Diocese of Joliet for help in publicizing our event.
Thanks to fellow graduate (1975), Anthony Franklin, of Anthony Franklin Photography, who was so kind to take pictures for our event. Our appreciation to Sherry Hansen for scanning our photos the entire night.
Thanks to Southside Reunion, Bill Ferguson and Mayor Giarrante for all their help and guidance. We can’t forget our family members who helped us for months with music, computer spread sheets, time away from home and much more.
We thank you and love you all. Please join our Facebook page, “Sacred Heart School Students, Joliet” and keep up-to-date on all our news and upcoming events, especially our next reunion, in the fall of 2014. Hope to see you there.
Shery Talarico Sullivan
Use systematic logic
When mechanics are presented with a damaged vehicle they go about repairing it in a systematic, logical way.
When politicians are presented with a damaged nation, they argue like bad drivers fighting over how to make repairs to the vehicle they just wrecked.
Babies at risk of injury
When will men and women learn to use the passenger door to put their baby’s carrier in the car instead of exposing themselves to possibly being hit. Please, for your sake and the sake of your baby, please put your child in the car through the passenger side door.
I happened to witness a close call on the East Side, on Cleveland Street, with a car parked on the right side of the road and cars traveling eastbound and westbound. There is not enough clearance. However, these people were either ignorant of the fact or they don’t care about their lives or the life of their child. Maybe they don’t read about the number of people hit by cars and seriously hurt.
Wake up, people, and note your surroundings before placing your baby in the car.
Felipe “Phil” Garcia