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About $15,000 in proceeds from the 19th annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot were distributed to this year's recipients in the Gurnee Police Department's community room. Pastor Christopher Stephens and high school ministries director Michael Rivera accepted money for the Gurnee Community Church Youth Missions Program. Gurnee Elementary District 56 Superintendent John Hutton received a check for a special needs program. In addition, Warren Township Supervisor Suzanne Simpson accepted a check for a food pantry the agency operates. This year, a portion of the proceeds was also given to a military family from Great Lakes Naval Station. The family has fallen on hard times due to a recent deployment to the Middle East and the illness of a child.

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