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Personal reflections, a candlelight vigil and planting mini American flags at the base of the campus flagpole highlighted Aurora University's 13th annual 9/11 memorial service outdoors on the school's quadrangle Thursday, Sept. 11.Corey Landers, senior physical education major from Elburn, Ill., led the program. Aurora University President Rebecca Sherrick recalled visiting Ground Zero in New York City a week after the terrorist attacks. (Al Benson photos)
"Chili for Charity Cook Off" September 19-20
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St Vincent DePaul, the 3rd Annual Chili for Charity Cook Off & Music Fest will be held Friday (5-10 PM) & Saturday (Noon – 10 PM) at Riverfront Park, 131 E Hydraulic Street in downtown Yorkville.
Oswego coed portrays Dorothy from 'Wizard of Oz'
Oswego's Carissa Robbins portrayed Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" film at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Aurora Monday, Sept. 8. Robbins, an Aurora University sophomore elementary education major, was among volunteers aiding a gala fundraiser for Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity that featured a 75th anniversary screening of "Oz." An Oswego High School graduate, Carissa sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Her mother, Lisa, photographed visitors with film characters portrayed by children of Habitat families awaiting homes. (Al Benson photo)
A Day at the Circus in Plano
PHOTO: Plano students, Jessica Carlson 11, Ava DeBolt 10, and Myia DeBolt 11, pose for a photo while attending the Kelly Miller Circus hosted by St. Mary’s Church in Plano last Thursday, September 11th. The girls enjoyed the show tagged as “America’s One Ring Wonder”, enjoying the many featured acts. Complete with Ring Master, Tigers, Elephant, Animal Acts, Trapeze Artists, Fire Eaters, and Circus Clowns were among some of the amazing performances seen at the two day event.