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Sgt. Tommy's Kids: Coming Saturday (new photo)

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Sgt. Tommy's Kids holds its fourth annual fishing day for the families of servicemen and servicewomen on Saturday at Herrick Lake in Wheaton.


Here are the details from Mike Clifford:

Sgt. Tommy's Kids is excited to announce its fourth annual fishing day
for the families of servicemen and servicewomen.

When: Saturday, June 19 from 10:00-2:00
Where: Herrick Lake in Wheaton, Ill
Who: Children 3-15 years with a family member in the military, police or fire
Why: To promote youth education and appreciation of the outdoors

All children ages 3-15 with a family member currently or previously
working in the military, police department or fire department are
welcome to attend. The event is completely free, but attendees must
sign-up in advance. Applications are available at

Attending children will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about and practice fishing
• Casting Instruction from the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance
• Participate in games and crafts
• Enjoy a free lunch
• Take home a rod and reel to enjoy the sport after the day is complete

We hope to see you there!

About Sgt. Tommy's Kids
The Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert Memorial Foundation exists to promote youth
education and appreciation of the outdoors. The foundation, also known
as Sgt. Tommy's Kids, is a not-for-profit organization created to
preserve the memory of fallen Downers Grove Marine Thomas Gilbert.

Gilbert was a dedicated Marine, an avid outdoorsman and a role model
to several young children in his life. Though he did not have any
children of his own, Gilbert's family hopes that every child reached
through this foundation will be proud to call themselves one of "Sgt.
Tommy's Kids."

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit

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Thanks for a great write-up Dale!
I'd like to add that everything on this day is absolutely FREE for all participants.
We have decided to open registration to all for the final push- so please hurry and get your kids registered for this very special event.
Secretary of State Jesse White will be on hand a good portion of the day as well, and we always manage to get a few other special guests showing up. This is one event your kids will never forget, so if you take them fishing just one time all year, please be sure you bring them this Saturday!

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