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Kane County Roscoe Ebey Award nominations sought

Updated: November 1, 2013 6:13AM

Kane County: Roscoe Ebey Award nominations sought

Sheriff Pat Perez is seeking nominations for the 2013 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award.

Perez created this award in 2007 to honor Roscoe Ebey, who was murdered in his Aurora Township home. Ebey was a selfless member of the community and a military veteran. It is through this award that Perez and the Ebey family can keep his memory alive by recognizing other selfless citizens who are always there to help their neighbors, Perez said.

Nominations should be sent via email to or by mail to Kane County Sheriff’s Office, 37W755 Route 38, Suite A, St. Charles, IL 60175. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 15. The award will be presented in November.

West Dundee: Star Wars Reads event at book store

National Star Wars Reads Day is Saturday, and Barnes & Noble at Spring Hill Mall will host a book signing at 2 p.m. that day by famed Star Wars illustrator Dave Dorman.

Dave Dorman is one of today’s most popular science-fiction and comic artists, whose work also has covered DC, Marvel, GI Joe, Battlestar Galactica, Magic the Gathering, Indiana Jones, and more.

As part of the Star Wars Reads Day, there also will be themed activities for children. Participants are encouraged to come in costume.

Barnes & Noble is at Spring Hill Mall, 1468 Spring Hill Mall Blvd., West Dundee. For further information, call Suzanne Lattanzio at 847-426-4602.

Bartlett: Elgin Area Women’s Connection

The Elgin Area Women’s Connection meeting Oct. 9 will feature mechanic Joel Perez to give tips on how to maintain cars as winter approaches; and Beatrice Ingersoll, mother of two sons with muscular dystrophy, who will talk about how she found strength to survive and thrive.

It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Villa Olivia Country Club, Route 20 and Naperville Road, Bartlett.

For reservations, call Jan at 630-837-2632 or Carolyn at 630-213-1205, or email by Oct. 7. Cost for the luncheon meeting is $15.50 inclusive.

Hampshire: 12-year-old piano champ to perform

Daniel Souvigny, 12, of Hampshire, winner of the 2012 junior division of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest in Peoria, will perform Oct. 19 at the Zion United Methodist Church luncheon at 157 W. Jefferson Ave., Hampshire.

Tickets for the catered luncheon are $10 apiece. The deadline for registration is Oct. 9. For more information, contact Leola Widmayer at 847-683-2585.

Batavia: Toy and Food run scheduled for Oct. 13

The Batavia Overseas Post VFW on Route 25 and the DuKane Chapter of ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) of Illinois will hold their 27th Anniversary Toy and Food Run on Oct. 13.

This yearly event collects unwrapped new toys and nonperishable food for the DuPage/Kane/DeKalb County area food banks, shelters, foster homes and social service agencies. Among the many charitable organizations DuKane ABATE helps are Willow Creek Community Church Food Pantry, Greater Elgin Family Care Center, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Children’s Community Services in Aurora, DuPage Social Service Association, Family Counseling Service of Aurora Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center of Elgin, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in Elgin, Family Shelter Service and Patterson McDaniel Family Center.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the Batavia VFW or at Knuckleheads, where a parade will start at 10:30 a.m. A bike show, door prizes and refreshments also are planned.

Donors can bring an unwrapped, new toy or nonperishable food item. Cost is $10 per person.

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