Winners of ‘Our Town, Our Heroes’ program will receive $500 in gift cards, a one-week loan of a new GM vehicle.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The “Our Town, Our Heroes” program, sponsored by General Motors, is looking for people “who inspire others and drive positive change” in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities. In its second year, the contest held throughout Illinois aims to highlight the accomplishments of those who truly make a difference. Potential nominees could include teachers, coaches, veterans, parents, friends or anyone else who goes above and beyond to serve others. GM is seeking nominations through November. One finalist will be chosen every month based on the most votes received on the Our Town, Our Heroes website. The winners will receive a one-week car loan of a new GMC, Cadillac, Buick or Chevrolet and $500 in gift cards. The car will be delivered …
Anniversary Season Includes "Our Town," "Dear Edwina" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
Forty years ago this spring, CenterStage was founded by a group of Lake Forest parents who were tired of dropping their kids off and waving goodbye at the swimming pool, the tennis courts and at soccer practice every summer. "There were plenty of things for your child to do," said Carol Goldthwaite, co-president of the non-profit community theatre. "But there was nothing for families to do together." Based in the Gorton Community Center, the theater was envisioned as a family affair, offering opportunities to participate in productions and to take free classes in acting and offstage support roles. But then a funny thing happened, said co-president Kim Minichiello: the parent-child dynamic shifted once they became collaborative partners in…