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Hometown AwardsrSPRINGFIELD - Last Wednesday, Governor Quinn held his annual Hometown Awards Ceremony at the Governor’s mansion in Springfield.

At the ceremony, volunteers from Round Lake Beach were recognized for their contributions and dedication to their village.

“I was proud to witness the Village of Round Lake Beach being recognized for their commitment to the betterment of their community,” Senator Bush said.  “It is rewarding to see dedicated volunteers recognized for their hard work.”

The Village of Round Lake Beach celebrated its 75th anniversary of incorporation in 2012.   The Village Board determined they would like to commemorate the occasion with various community activities and celebrations and decided to establish the Village’s 75th Anniversary Planning Committee.    The volunteer committee orchestrated a variety of events to promote the history of the community and worked to include all community members in the year-long celebration.  Events were held at least once per month throughout the year.  Activities included an indoor beach party, a display of their history, a young authors contest, an all scout camporee, Venetian night, Harvest Moon Gala and Holiday Gathering. 

“The 75th Anniversary Celebration and Hometown Award Nomination sparked an interest in forming a historical society,” Senator Bush said.  “A group of citizens have begun meeting to preserve the past for future generations.”

This year marks the 31st presentation of the Governor's Hometown Awards.  Since 1983 the Governor of Illinois and members of the General Assembly have paused to recognize the hardworking and committed volunteers who make our state a great place to live.

The Village of Round Lake Beach received a plaque and road sign in recognition of their achievement.

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