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Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Let’s remember Pearl Harbor

By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Tuesday was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On Dec. 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked our forces at Pearl Harbor and other locations in Hawaii, taking the lives of 2,403 service members and civilians and leading the United States to declare its entrance into World War II. It was a day that still lives in infamy.

We can remember and learn from history. May we always continue to do so.

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West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., will be hosting a Christmas tree lighting event at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Thirteenth Ward Ald. Marty Quinn and State Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar (D-22nd) will be there. This will be a fun family holiday event and an opportunity to say hi to local politicians.

The Quinn and Guerrero-Cuellar Service Office, 6500 S. Pulaski, is hiring snow shovelers. Those interested may call Jennifer at (773) 581-1313 for more information.

I received a few calls about Alderman Quinn’s Friday morning meetings for seniors at the ward office. You may call his office to be added to the mailing list. Call (773) 581-8000 for more information.

The Astrrongu South West Youth Council has after school and Saturday activities at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski. They have arts and crafts, life skill classes and volunteer opportunities. Call them at (773) 581-1900 for information.

Universidad Popular, 3702 W. 60th St., now has Zumba classes on Saturday mornings. They are also offering a job training class in food safety management. After the class, students will take an exam and then receive a State of Illinois certification. Call them (773) 352-8494 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register for all classes.

Midway Baseball Association has been providing baseball opportunities for West Lawn youths at Madigan Park (4701 W. Marquette Road) since 1971. They are currently collecting new toys for their Christmas toy drive. Call Elsa at (773) 575-9361 to have your toy donations picked up. Catch the holiday spirit and help to provide a brighter Christmas for children this year. You may also visit their website at midway-baseball.com.

I’d like to wish a happy birthday to Joyce. She celebrated her birthday recently at Paisan’s restaurant, 6545 S. Pulaski. She said dining at Paisan’s feels like being in Disney World.

Joyce also let me know about her positive experience with the Ace Plumbing Company. I had recommended them in a previous column. Call them at (773) 581-8310 for professional, courteous and prompt service. You may also check out their ad on the Greater Southwest News-Herald Classified Advertising page, usually page 10.

Thank you, Joyce, for your wonderful phone message. Your kind words mean a lot to me. I hope your birthday was delightful and that the coming year is filled with much happiness and good health.

The Calvary Lutheran Church Senior Club wishes a very happy birthday to Katherine Zeleny who will celebrate her 101st birthday on Dec. 11. Happy birthday to you, Katherine! May the dear Lord bless you on your birthday and always. You are an inspiration!

Finally, I just want to say how proud I am of the preschool through 2nd grade students at St. Mary Star of the Sea School. These dedicated children have been working on a pet supply donation project called Campaign For Kindness. They distributed informational leaflets, collected a huge number of pet items and recently delivered the donations to pet shelters. Thank you to all for your hard work!

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