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Silence is often mistaken for acquiescence. So many issues are uncertain at this time. We wanted to make our voices heard on these.
The League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale hosted a discussion on "The Larger Role of Our Community Gardens: Feed the Soul While Feeding the Hungry." The program included presentations by Joyce Basel of the Bloomingdale Garden Club and Joe Potts, Director of Parks and Planning at BPD, on the community garden concept and on the history of the Giving Garden at Bloomingdale Park District's Springfield Park. Vicki Johnson, Community Food Pantry Administrator, Roselle United Methodist Church, continued with a talk on the prevalence of hunger in our local community and the various sources of donations they collect, including an incredible amount of fresh produce donated by the Roselle Garden Club who maintain one of the plots in Bloomingdale. District 12 PTO Learning Garden Sponsor, Bonnie Reimer completed the evening by sharing plans for the creation of outdoor learning opportunities in D12 beginning with the building of raised garden beds (one for each grade level) at Spring Hills School.
Candidate Forum held at Lake Park East Auditorium, included candidates for Roselle Village Mayor and Trustee; Bloomingdale Township Clerk, Supervisor and Trustee; as well as School Board Trustee for District 108. Approximately 100 people attended over the course of the afternoon. Candidates answered moderated questions submitted by the audience. The Consolidated Election is April 4. Early voting begins March 20.