Please consider voting for Patty Henek for River Forest trustee. Patty has been a neighbor on Bonnie Brae for almost 20 years, and I can attest to her utmost qualifications for this position.

After Sept. 11, 2001, Patty and other neighbors gathered to commemorate this tragedy in a positive way. The 9/11 Bonnie Brae LemonAid Stand resulted. She was an integral part of its beginning and has continued leading this grassroots event. Since our first event, we have raised close to $220,000 for local charities.

Let me tell you what I’ve learned about Patty’s qualifications through LemonAid:

1.She is fiscally responsible — and realistic. She understands and respects the value of projects and services. How will they benefit our community and are the costs in resources appropriate?

2.She works with partners so everyone wins. She got Whole Foods to provide lemonade for 3,500 people each year. From tents, popcorn machines and cotton candy to great media coverage, Patty connects with those who want to help.

3.She listens and is open to new ideas. She makes decisions based on what’s best for the community — not what’s best for her.

Patty is one of the kindest, most inclusive and thoughtful people I know. And that counts for a lot in the world today. 

Please vote for Patty Henek on April 4 for River Forest trustee.

Chris Hauri

River Forest

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