On-Line Edition Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Vol. 58 No. 26
Party time at TLC Camp STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Lombardian TLC Camp, a week-long day camp for children with cancer, enjoyed its 34rd year of caring last week. Sponsored by the Lombard Junior Women’s Club, 60 campers from all over the Chicago metropolitan area enjoyed a fun-filled week of activities free-of-charge at the camp’s home base at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center in Lombard. Campers celebrated the theme “TLC = Party Animals” as they participated in crafts, sports and games, great food and field trips to local attractions. The goal of TLC Camp is to provide a meaningful day camp experience for children with cancer, ages 5 to 13, plus one sibling per family. TLC Camp is staffed entirely by volunteers, and many of the counselors are former campers. TLC Camp is funded solely by donations from individuals, civic organizations and area businesses. Campers and volunteers are pictured in the top photo with camp co-directors Sue Bielenda (kneeling far left) and (standing far right) Sandi Schultz. In the bottom photo, the "home folks” from Lombard’s J.W. Reedy Realty visited camp bringing stuffed animals for each of the campers. Campers are pictured with the donated animals along with Managing Broker John Reedy (third from left) and Reedy staff members (left to right) Tom Morris, Mary Reedy O'Connor, Julie Reedy, Sales Manager Jean Reedy Baren and Naomi Wieringa. And, thanks to club member Sue Dettmann and community donors, campers also selected a book or two to bring home. For more information about TLC Camp, visit tlccamp.org.