Police officers enjoy free meal in Wauconda

  • Shawna Weber, 16, of Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America Club, center, serves dinner to Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Casstevens, left, and Wauconda Police Chief David Wermes Wednesday at the Wauconda American Legion hall.

    Shawna Weber, 16, of Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America Club, center, serves dinner to Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steve Casstevens, left, and Wauconda Police Chief David Wermes Wednesday at the Wauconda American Legion hall. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Kathy Poynor, Oscar Poynor, 16, and Joe Monica, 17, help prepare dinners for Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America club's Meals for All program Wednesday evening at Wauconda American Legion hall.

    From left, Kathy Poynor, Oscar Poynor, 16, and Joe Monica, 17, help prepare dinners for Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America club's Meals for All program Wednesday evening at Wauconda American Legion hall. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda Police Chief David Wermes helps serve food as Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America club served up meals at the Wauconda American Legion hall Wednesday evening.

    Wauconda Police Chief David Wermes helps serve food as Wauconda High School's Future Business Leaders of America club served up meals at the Wauconda American Legion hall Wednesday evening. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Ramirez, 14, of Wauconda, middle, serves a dinner to seniors Wednesday evening.

    Jason Ramirez, 14, of Wauconda, middle, serves a dinner to seniors Wednesday evening. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 9/15/2016 9:38 AM

Police officers from throughout Lake County enjoyed a free meal Wednesday night in Wauconda, courtesy of a high school club. The Wauconda High School Future Business Leaders of America group hosted the event. It was a special version of their monthly Meals for All program, which offers $1 dinners to community members at the local American Legion Hall.

The club decided to make free meals for suburban cops as a show of support, in light of the criticism police officers have been facing across the nation.

 

Officers from Wauconda, Tower Lakes, Antioch, Buffalo Grove and the Lake County sheriff's office were among those who attended the dinner, which was publicized by the students and the Wauconda Police Department.

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