Bridgeview Lions honor 4 for outstanding work

Jeni LaFoy (center) was named Teacher of the Year by the Bridgeview Lions Club.
 Lions Club

The Bridgeview Lions Club honored four community members on Jan. 20 for their outstanding work for the community and the residents of Bridgeview.

The annual Teacher of the Year award was presented to Jeni LaFoy, who has taught third grade in School District 109 for more than 20 years.

The Veteran of the Year award was given to Jeff Kranig, who not only served his country but has dedicated himself to veterans’ causes in the Bridgeview-Justice area.

Community Service awards were presented to Jean Derting, who served on the District 109 school board for 27 years, and Arlene Jagazewski, who has served on the Bridgeview Library Board for 20 years.

The event, which is sponsored by the Village of Bridgeview and the Lions Club, attracted nearly 200 guests to the Lions’ 19th annual Super Sunday community awards luncheon at Toyota Park.

Lion Ray Jachim took his 19th turn as host and master of ceremonies.

Helping hand out the awards were Mayor Steve Landek, who presented the community service awards, and District 109 Supt. Dr. Jon Nebor, who helped present the teacher of the year award.


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