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Senior New Year's Eve Party

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Noon -  2 PM
at Wauconda Park District's Cook Park

Hosted by Wauconda Park District, Wauconda Area Library, Wauconda Care, and Wauconda Township. Lunch served by local dignitaries with entertainment provided. Register by December 22nd at Wauconda Park District 600 N. Main Street, Wauconda or Wauconda Township Building 505 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda.  For more information call Wauconda Park District at 847-526-3610 or Wauconda Township at 847-526-2631.

2014 Annual Turkey Trot


Has raised over $14,000!

Proceeds benefit the Wauconda/Island  

Lake Food Pantry 

Thank you for all those who volunteered and to the Star Runners Charity for your generosity.


Wauconda Park District seeks Resident Input on Community Center


The Wauconda Park District is looking for resident input on the ongoing issue the District faces in regards to the need for additional space at the Community Center.  In November, the Park Board chose to ask residents to approve a bond issue to expand the Community Center.  That measure failed by 65 votes.  However, the space needs remain and the Park Board's goal is to find a balanced solution that residents can strongly support.  They are seeking resident's thoughts and ideas on the matter so they can find the best possible solution for the District and the community.  Residents are invited to attend one of the upcoming outreach meetings at the Community Center, 600 N. Main St. Wauconda, IL

  • Thursday, December 18th - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 10th -  9:30 am

For more information on the meetings, please contact Nancy Burton, Director of Parks & Recreation at 847-526-3610 or nburton@waucondaparks.com.

Local High School Students Volunteer at Operation Christmas Child Processing Center

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a program through Samaritan's Purse that gifts shoe box sized presents to children in faraway lands. The children that receive the gifts from OCC have never received a Christmas present before. Each year about nine million gifts are delivered to children in over 140 countries. Mrs. Mills, a Business Ed. Teacher at Wauconda High School, has organized this trip every year for the past five years.


            Thirty-one FBLA students from Wauconda, Warren Township, and Mundelein High Schools traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where one of the nine national OCC processing centers is located. Their first shift was Friday, December 5, from 3:00-7:30 p.m., and their second shift was Saturday, December 6, from 10-1:30 p.m. The high school students worked on an assembly line in which they inspected, packed, taped, and prepared boxes to be shipped. Over the eight hours of service, they made approximately 3,000 boxes. The prepared gifts will be shipped specifically to India and Ecuador.   


Ruben Torres from Warren Township stated, "It really made me realize just how many children, and even families we are affecting through the holiday spirit. I can only wish that we were able to bring some cheer to the lives of children in need".

The Wauconda Police Department now has an incinerator to dispose of medications.  Congratulations to Chief Yost and staff for advancing Wauconda’s efforts to provide the community with effective ways to dispose of prescription drugs so that they are not abused. Additionally, Waste Management has provided a sharps disposal kiosk.  It is located in the lobby of the Police Department.  Residents can take disposable sharps (syringes & needles) containers home and deposit them in the kiosk in the Police department lobby when the container is full.

Wauconda has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was delivered on Friday, April 18th.  The bin is located at Public Works adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.  


It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing items and save our landfill space.


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