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Patch Picks: Great Community Service

This week Patch readers salute local folks who have made wonderful contributions to the community.

Annie Aboushousha, 

Readers have taken notice of  Annie Aboushousha in Flossmoor. “She is very, very supportive of the community and has been very generous in donating her goodies to so many charity and school functions," writes Vicki Bensley Burke on Facebook

Steve Ploum, 

Renee Lamb nominated Steve Ploum of for bringing the community together and organizing the wonderful annual .

The Brennan-Levy family, Annual

The Brennan-Levy family for putting together the annual which helps get us out of the house after a long cold winter. A wonderful event for children of all ages.

Carrie Malfeo and Maggie Bachus, 

Carrie Malfeo and Maggie Bachus run the , which helps teach children how to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Sergeant Dave Tobin,

“If you look over his career he has been in several high(ly) intensive criminal incidents and had rose to the occasion every time. While some officers are hesitant in some situations Mr. Tobin has always counted on his instincts and that fact he was acting in the best faith and security of our community bringing incidents into successful conclusions," says Oglenpia T. Castillo on Facebook.

Sonnie Birch September 09, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Yes, Sweet Annie's has generously supported the community, so let's be sure we all support the bakery! The treats are delicious. Thanks, Annie. We appreciate all you do.
Vicki Bensley Burke September 09, 2011 at 04:14 PM
Great to hear FCC is involved again! And as part of the Brennan Family, Jenny, thank YOU!
audrey w September 09, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Thanks to Carrie and Maggie for educating and instilling good green habits into our children. Those habits will hopefully last a lifetime and make the world a better place. Anne of Sweet Annies began with community service - in school district 161, then on the school board, and Religious Education at IJP! Her goodies are an extension of her. And we all love them!
audrey w September 09, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Oh - and I don't want to forget the inclusive and gracious hospitality of the Brennan - Levys - thanks for including me!
Charlie Pinto September 09, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Annie is the best-she loves to bake and share her baked goods whenever possible. she has the biggest heart I have ever seen when it comes to giving. I hope everyone visits her shop in F Flossmoor. Taste her pastries-they are wonderful.

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