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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

September 25, 2015
Midlothian and Gilmer Road Project Rescheduled
The Midlothian and Gilmer Road Project Open House scheduled for October 20, by the Lake County Department of Transportation is being rescheduled to November.  I will let you know when I have the date, time and place.
Eagle Scout Project Benefits Fremont Township Community Garden

Thank you to Daniel Scheuer, Troop 388 for his contributions to the Fremont Township Community Garden. His Eagle Scout projects include a bug hotel, a top bar beehive and a bird bath fed by a rain barrel.  I invite you to stop by and walk through our organic garden and see the projects.  

The Mundelein High School Shop Class built our shed and the girl scouts donated the painted bird houses.  Our Community Garden provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients and provides educational opportunities to our community.  Thank you to Alicia Dodd for her leadership and vision for this garden and all the people who volunteer. New volunteers are always welcome.

AARP Defensive Driving Class
AARP and Fremont Township will be hosting a defensive driving class for drivers 55 and older which will be held on Thursday November 12 & Friday November 13, 2015 from 9-1 pm.
You must attend both classes. Class size is limited to 25.
Cost is $15.00 if you are an AARP member. $20.00 for non-AARP member.
Please call 847-223-2847 to register.
What is going on with the Diamond Lake Road Closure?
Update on Diamond Lake Road Culvert Replacement
Once the project was through design, the materials were ready, and the utilities were moved out of the way, the contractor was able to start construction. The first step was demolition and excavation to construct the foundations, but the heavy rains last Thursday and Friday pushed them back a few days. The contractor will resume excavation work once water levels go down. As soon as they are able to pour the new foundations, they can then replace the culvert and finally reconstruct the roadway over the creek. Based on current plans and weather permitting, LCDOT estimates the road will reopen in early October.

Good Morning Mundelein!!!!
The Village of Mundelein launched a promotional video featuring the Mundelein High School Show Choir "Sound" singing their 2014-2015 competition song "Good Morning Mundelein".  If you haven't already seen this 2 minute video, check it out!


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Food Pantry Needs
Our food pantry is in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies. 
Who is hiring? 
Macy's, Fed Ex and UPS are hiring for the holidays.
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? 
Fremont Library has so many programs, but did you know that on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm they have Math tutors for grades K-High School?  Stop at the Youth Services desk and check in for time with one of their volunteers.  I wish they had this when my kids were in school!

They also have Lego Workshops for grades K-6.
Super Senior Activities at Mundelein High School
If you are a senior citizen who resides in the Mundelein High School District, you are cordially invited to participate in the Super Seniors Activities program.
Super Seniors attend dinner events, school plays, music concerts, and art shows. Several times throughout the school year you will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary dinner served by MHS students and to attend an MHS activity.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria followed by the play Moliere's Tartuffe. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria followed by the play Picnic by William Inge

Thursday, April 28, 2016 
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria followed by the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. The AP Art Show will also be in the Cafeteria   

Reservations are made by calling 847-949-2200 ext. 1266 and leaving the name, address and phone number of each senior citizen who is attending. You may only sign up for one event at a time and you must reserve no later than one week prior to the event. They start taking reservations approximately four weeks before each event.

Please note that you must reside in the Mundelein High School District #120 to attend.

Salvation Army 
Did you know that Fremont Township receives money from Salvation Army to  help residents in need?  People 16 and older can sign up to ring the bell at
Your volunteering helps our residents.
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
Community Room Available 
Duplicate Bridge is played in our Community Room on Monday mornings, but I wanted to let you know that if you would like to get a group together to play pinnochle, mahjong or other games, we do have 10 card tables.  The community room is available during the day, free of charge to our Fremont Township residents for community type events.

The room is heavily used after school by our local scouts and in the evenings by homeowner associations.
Pickleball Courts Are Open
We have had great response to our new pickleball courts at Behm Park. This was a request from our residents and we are happy to be getting such great feedback.  If you want to see what the sport is, there is a group that plays every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 am.  The courts are available all day every day.  I played with the residents on Monday and it was so much fun.  I had never heard of pickleball, but it is the fastest growing sport in the country.

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Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinics
September 26 - 9 a.m. to noon
West Deerfield Township/Deerfield Park District Vaccination Clinic
Jewett Park Picnic Shelter
Access from Hazel off of Waukegan Road, Deerfield

October 10 - 9 a.m. to noon
Beach Park Vaccination Clinic
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale, Beach Park

October 17 - 9 a.m. to noon
Grayslake Police Department Vaccination Clinic
10 South Seymour, Grayslake  

For spayed/neutered pets:
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip, $15
For pets not spayed/neutered:
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

Lake County Municipal Auction
Lake County Municipal Vehicle & Equipment Auction
Saturday, Sept. 26 - 9:00 am
Inspection and Registration
Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Auction Day from 8:00 am
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake IL 60030

Click here for more information
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Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889

A Celebration of Lake County's Rural Roots
The Lake County Discovery Museum is proud to present the 23rd annual Farm Heritage Festival on September 26 & 27, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm. The event, co-sponsored by the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, features hundreds of tractors, cars, engines and other farm machinery. Daily highlights include a tractor parade, sheep herding demonstrations, scarecrow making, wagon and barrel train rides and a petting zoo.
General Event Infor mation
Event admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (62 and up) and youth (ages 4-17) per person per day, includes Museum admission, rides and parking. Children 3 and under are free.
Farm Heritage Festival is held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, home of the Lake County Discovery Museum. The forest preserve is located on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road in Wauconda, IL.
Call 847-968-3400 for more information.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra will perform 
Sunday September 27, 2015
Gorton Community Center Theater  400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045  
Program: Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Ravel - Mother Goose Suite
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Click here for more information

Applications are now available for the 6th Annual Fremont PTO Holiday Boutique to be held Saturday, December 5th from 9am- 3pm at the Fremont Intermediate School. To request an application they can email   
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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