Eugenio's in Cary scores best pizza award

Posted10/5/2010 5:32 PM

Eugenio's Pizza in Cary has plenty to be happy about, because it was recently voted for serving the best pizza in the Cary-Grove area.

"It's why we work seven days a week putting in the hours and the blood, sweat and tears that we do in order to put out the best product we can," said owner Jason Wilbrandt, adding that the business has been around just under a year.

On Sept. 26, 150 people sampled pie from four pizzerias in Cary and Fox River Grove for the Cary-Grove 2010 Best Pizza Contest, sponsored by the Cary-Grove Jaycees.

As part of the honor, the Jaycees will present a plaque to Wilbrandt at its membership meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21

The Jaycees invite you to attend and to congratulate Wilbrandt.

The event was a fundraiser to help the Jaycees support its ongoing projects in the community the social service group collected nearly $400.

For more information about the Jaycees, send an e-mail to

Correction: A column item that appeared last week about Ashley "Shooter" Bolda, a 15-year-old Crystal Lake girl who recently competed in the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, should have said she is a competitive cheerleader for Layton Athletics in Ringwood, Ill.

Fired up: As part of Fire Prevention week which began Sunday, the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection is holding its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at its main station on Pyott and Algonquin roads.

This year's theme for the local campaign is "Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with."

Did you know that you should:

• Test your smoke alarm at least once a month using the test button to make sure everyone knows that the alarm sounds like?

• Change the battery in a chirping fire alarm right away?

• Replace all smoke alarms after 10 years?

• Never remove or disable a smoke alarm?

These tips come courtesy of the fire protection district.

For more information about smoke alarms from the National Fire Protection Association, visit

Lenore Adkins covers Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Pingree Grove, Cary, Fox River Grove and McHenry County College. To reach her, call (847) 608-2725, send an e-mail to