The Dundee Township Lions Club received a plaque of appreciation from West Dundee this week for its efforts to make sure more than 300 people went to the Shop with a Cop event on a full stomach.
Shop with a Cop pairs needy children from Dundee Township with a local police officer to do holiday shopping at Walmart -- cops from Carpentersville, Gilberts, the Dundees, Pingree Grove and Sleepy Hollow are all involved.
But before everyone goes on the shopping spree, everyone sits down to a large breakfast.
In 2011, the vendor that was supposed to put on the breakfast pulled out two weeks before the event.
That's when the Dundee Lions Club stepped in to secure, pay for and cook the food for the annual breakfast.
The club enjoyed it so much they put the breakfast together last year as well.
West Dundee Police Sgt. Steven Fletter, who runs the department's Shop with a Cop program, presented the plaque to the Dundee Lions Club. One of the program's goals is to foster positive relationships between local law enforcement authorities and the children.
The Dundee Lions Club agrees with that mission.
"We do it because it's right and everything goes back to the community," Dundee Lions Club President Gene Tester told the village board. "This is an honor to receive this from you."
To learn more about Shop with a Cop or to make a donation, visit http://shopwithacopdundeetownship.org/
Miraculous Multiples sale:
The Miraculous Multiples Moms of Twins Club will hold its Kids Spring/Summer Resale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 at the Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St. Admission is $1 at the door.
You'll find all you need for spring and summer, including kids clothes, spring jackets, rain coats, swimsuits, toys, outdoor equipment, cribs and more.
Thousands of gently used items, will be on sale. Brands include GAP, Gymboree, Carters, Children's Place and Little Tikes and other national brands. Sizes range from infant up to 14.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Bring a laundry basket for shopping. Strollers will not be allowed on the sales floor.
For more information, visit miraculousmultiples.com or email email@example.com.
Blogging hits local library:
You can keep up with the happenings of the Fox River Valley Library District in Dundee Township by checking out its blog, called Dundee Media Corner.
The blog, which you'll find at dundeemediacorner.blogspot.com, names the winners of its alternative Oscars, called the "Dundees," lists the most "awesomely bad" dance scenes from television and the movies and reviews "Safe Haven," starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough.
Take a peek! Be sure to share your favorite posts on the social media network you use the most.
Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, Algonquin, the Dundees, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire, Cary and Fox River Grove. To reach her, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 608-2725.