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News Briefs: Black History Month contest, Winnetka Caucus openings, food pantry needs

Wilmette students are encouraged to enter a Black History Month competition sponsored by the Village of Wilmette’s Human Relations Commission.

From Tuesday, Feb. 1, through March 4, students can enter a poster, essay, poem, music or multimedia submission that answers the question, “Why do we celebrate Black History Month?”

Participants need to be enrolled in Wilmette public or private schools, according to a message from the Village.

The contest is broken down into three categories:
• A poster contest for students in kindergarten to eighth grade;
• An essay, poems, music and multimedia competition open to fifth- to eighthgraders; and
• A high school essay contest for freshmen and sophomores.

Entries can be dropped over or mailed to Village Hall, Attn: Human Relations Commission, Village Manager’s Office, 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091.

For a list of full of contest rules, visit the Village of Wilmette’s website.

Caucus looking for new members for next cycle

The Winnetka Caucus is in search of volunteers to join the group and help select candidates for local government, as well also prioritize issues for 2023.

According to information from the caucus, the organization is seeking “a mix of younger and older residents, longtime residents and those new to the village.”

“It’s going to be a busy year in Winnetka,” according to the caucus. “There will be open seats on each of the Village’s governing boards in addition to village president and three trustees. Plus, a number of issues — continued Lakefront renovation, Winnetka’s first Master Plan in 20 years, the Stormwater Solution, and O Winnetka, for starters — will all be on the Village’s docket.”

For more information and to get involved, email hello@winnetkacaucus.org

Food pantry seeks paper goods

The Glencoe Junior High Project is collecting paper goods for the New Trier Township Food Pantry from Monday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

Paper goods include toilet paper, tissues, napkins and paper towels, and collection bins will be located in the entryways of Glencoe District 35’s three schools: South Elementary School, 266 Linden Ave; West Elementary School, 1010 Forest Way Drive; and Central Middle School, 620 Greenwood Ave.

For more information, email michelle@gjhp.org or visit www.gjhp.org/paper.

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