Each summer and early fall, the Township is pleased to receive produce from local gardeners through the Daily Herald’s Plant a Row for the Hungry program. We have been fortunate to receive over 500 pounds of local produce, to date, that is shared with our food pantry recipients. Our appreciation goes out to all of those that have contributed. Additionally, recognition is due to Roslyn Road School and teacher, Mrs. Sharon Kranz, for their contributions. Mrs. Kranz, through funding provided by a PIE (Projects for Innovation and Enhancement) grant from the District 220 Educational Foundation, a grant from The Little Garden Club and various local donations of materials, planted a garden at the school with her
students. The produce from this garden has been shared with our food pantry. Additionally, the students had a Farmer’s Market where they sold the produce and the proceeds of this market were also donated to the food pantry, Our hats are off to Mrs. Kranz and all those instrumental in the work involved. Not only was the produce shared with needy individuals, but a valuable lesson was provided to the students.
The Township food pantry is active year round, both in distribution of food and also in the acceptance of donations. Many donations come in throughout the year from individuals, scout troops and neighborhood groups. Recently, the food pantry was fortunate enough to receive a large donation from Barrington High School’s STAMPEDE campaign. Coordinated by BHS teacher Mrs. Wendy Sanchez, the food was donated and then distributed by the high school students. If you are
interested in making a donation to the pantry, please note that donations can be accepted during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to3:30 pm. Only non-perishable food items can be accepted. All food donated to the pantry is
distributed to Cuba Township residents.
Another way to make a difference in your Township is through a donation to the Cuba Cares fund. This 501c (3) fund was established to provide financial assistance to Township individuals or families that do not qualify for other means of assistance. Funds are available to each household or individual after an intake interview with our General Assistance Coordinators. Assistance is available only once every 12 months and all inquiries are confidential. If you are interested in receiving assistance, or would like to contribute to the fund, please contact the office at (847) 381-1924.
The West Nile virus continues to make news this season. This virus is spread by the common mosquito native to the
Barrington area. In an effort to reduce the hazards of West Nile virus and to mitigate the nuisance factor associated with
mosquitoes, Cuba Township is pleased to contract again this year with Clarke Mosquito Control for mosquito abatement services. The Township’s ongoing program of helicopter larviciding and breeding point inspections, can be enhanced immediately, if needed, to respond to the identification of West Nile virus in the area. In addition to the abatement service
provided by the Township, many local villages have programs in place to complement our services. For more information on the Township’s mosquito abatement program, please contact Clarke Mosquito Management at 800-942-2555.
Each fall presents the opportunity to attend the Cuba Township Fall Festival. This year’s sixth annual event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 1—5 pm at the Township’s property known as The Grove. Situated amongst century old oaks, the property at 28160 W. Cuba Road is next to the Cuba Township Road District buildings and was the site of the first Township meeting in 1850. This year, the Township will be offering passport processing services during the festival. Please read inside the newsletter for more information regarding this service. If your business or organization is interested in helping to underwrite this fun-filled afternoon, please give me a call at the Township office at (847) 381-1924. I hope you’ll plan on joining us for a wonderful afternoon of fun, live music, food, games and fresh air!
Supervisor, DAVID F. NELSON
meetings are held
the second Thursday
of each month at
7:00 pm at the
28000 W. Cuba
All meetings are
open to the public
MARK YOUR CALENDARS SIXTH ANNUAL
Saturday, October 14, 2006
28160 W. Cuba Road
(next to the Cuba Township Road District)
Fun, food and games for everyone!
Enjoy the petting zoo, food, balloon making, pony rides,
hayrides, children’s games and live music
Your donation of a non-perishable food item to the Cuba Township Food Pantry would be appreciated
Checks and cash donations to the CUBA CARES fund are also appreciated
Please contact the Township office at (847) 381-1924 for more information