By Terry Dean
(Courtesy River Forest Elementary School District 90)
An hour before the afternoon Willard School's winter concert began on Dec. 15, Principal Merryl Brownlow received the unexpected and exciting news that she and her husband, Alec, would be leaving in just 72 hours to fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they would finalize the adoption of their second child. After a whirlwind trip, they brought her home in time to join her big sister for their first holidays as a family of four. Congratulations to Mrs. Brownlow and her family!