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Westmont First Committee volunteers lend hand, rake leaves for needy

Published: Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 8:45 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:46 a.m. CDT
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Westmont High School student Mitch Allen helps Westmont First Committee member Adam Smrokowski collect leaves as part of a leaf collection program aimed to help residents pysically unable to do so on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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Volunteers rake leaves outside the home of elderly residents George and Dorothy Drenth during the Westmont First Committee's leaf raking program on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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Members of the Westmont First Committee and volunteers meet at Village Hall before beginning a day of raking leaves for residents unable to do so on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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Village of Westmont Trustee Bruce Barker (left) works alongside volunteers during the Westmont First Committee's leaf raking program on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media

WESTMONT – More than 40 volunteers came together for a leaf raking event Nov. 9 hosted by the Westmont First Committee.

The committee sent volunteers through the community helping residents in need with their fall leaf raking and various yard projects.

“Our goal is to get people active in the community through volunteerism and more,” said Westmont First Chair Bruce Barker. “Westmont has a lot of great people and we want to provide opportunities for our residents and businesses to get involved.”

Community members joined in for the event from many different groups including Westmont Rotary, Holy Trinity Youth Ministry, Westmont First volunteers, Brewed Awakening, La La Li, La Petite Sweet, The Sweet & Savory Spot and Bales Lumber & Supply according to Barker.

Residents interested in helping with future volunteer opportunities with the Westmont First Committee should call Larry McIntyre at 630-981-6245.

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