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Deadline looming for service award nominations

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West Dundee, in conjunction with the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, is trying to recognize volunteers by creating the West Dundee Community Service Award. You have until Friday, Oct. 4, to submit nomination forms.

The program offers the village a chance to recognize those who make West Dundee a better place to live through their hard work.

Residents are invited to submit nominations; you'll find the nomination form at

The basic criteria includes length of service to the community, the legacy created, and the enhancement and the impact on West Dundee.

Please submit the forms to Village President Chris Nelson. He, along with a small committee, will select three nominees and an eventual winner.

The awards ceremony is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 during a reception and cocktail hour at Randall Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center. For more information, visit

Pancakes for charity:Allegiance Youth Color Guard of Dundee will be hold its third annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298, 117 S. First St., West Dundee.

Tickets cost $5 and they will also be available at the door. Children 3 years old and younger eat free. If pancakes aren't your thing, you can buy bake sale items and raffle tickets for door prizes. Proceeds from the event will offset the color guard's performance expenses and help members compete this season.

For more information about this event or membership inquiries, call (847) 409-4182, send an email to or visit

• Lenore Adkins covers Community Unit District 300, the Dundees, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire and Grafton Township. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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