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Lemont Juniorettes, Heritage Committee Team Up for Quarry Cascade 5K Walkathon

The walkathon will be held Sunday, May 18, and funds raised will be used for beautification efforts to the new boat ramp area.

Angela Sarvey, Rachel Brunory & Sarah Lillwitz presenting check to the Heritage Committee (Greg Vavra) on Earth Day at the Heritage Quarries Canal Clean-Up Event.
Angela Sarvey, Rachel Brunory & Sarah Lillwitz presenting check to the Heritage Committee (Greg Vavra) on Earth Day at the Heritage Quarries Canal Clean-Up Event.

The Lemont Juniorettes are at it again. The group teams up with the Village of Lemont Heritage Committee, for the Quarry Cascade 5K Walkathon to be held Sunday, May 18. 

Last year's event raised $1,300, put toward the Heritage Quarries Canal Clean-Up efforts. The group hopes to raise at least as much this year, with the funds to be dedicated to the beautification of the new boat ramp area constructed by the Committee, including landscaping, picnic tables, and more. 

Registration and check-in will be held at 12 p.m. at the Lemont Quarry Pavilion. Start time is set for 1 p.m. 

Pre-registration is $10 before May 18, increased to $15 day of the event. Participants are encouraged to seek pledges from family and friends to increase the contribution to the cause. The walker with the most pledges will win a prize. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt at registration (while supplies last).  The Heritage Committee will provide hot dogs, chips and drinks after the walk at the pavilion.

Information, registration forms and pledge sheets are located on the Juniorettes page of the Lemont Junior Woman's Club website. In addition to the Juniorettes helping to clean and beautify the quarries, the girls constructed some birdhouses for the area. 

The Lemont Juniorettes is a service organization for girls ages 12 to 18 years old. The club meets monthly to discuss and volunteer for various projects around the Lemont area including HOPE Closet, Breakfast with Santa, Ronald McDonald House and other projects associated with the Lemont Junior Woman's Club. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lemont Safety Village, 55 Stephen Street, Lemont. 

For more information on the Quarry Cascade Walkathon, contact Event Chair Sarah Lillwitz at (630) 699-6362 or Kelley Van Hecke at (630) 247-3009.  For more information on the Lemont Juniorettes, contact Kelly Van Hecke at 630-247-3009.

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