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Volunteers sought across community

Help needed for trail cleanup
The annual Earth Day Trail Cleanup is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, rain or shine. The goal each year is to clean up as much of the 62 miles of the Illinois Prairie Path as possible. For information about cleaning up the Aurora and Naperville branch, contact Ed Barsotti at 630-978-0583; the Elgin and Oliver Square branch, contact Dick and Nancy Wilson at 847-299-7882; the Elmhurst branch, contact Bob Hoel at 630-279-8510; the Geneva (Fox River going east) branch, contact David Peterson at 630-232-2153; the Glen Ellyn branch, contact Michael Strong at 630-547-5203; the Lombard branch, contact David Gorman at 630-620-5700; the Maywood and Bellwood branch, contact Lennel Grace at 708-244-1673; the Villa Park branch, contact the Pride Commission at 630-592-6052; the Warrenville branch, contact Jennifer McMahon at 630-514-3040; the West Chicago and Geneva Spur branch, contact Scott Hensey at 630-231-8261; the Wheaton branch, contact Tracy Vought at 630-260-2870; or the Winfield branch, contact Erik Spande at 630-871-6640.

Volunteers sought for courts program
Fox Valley Court Watch is offering a training session on May 1 for anyone interested in volunteering in Kendall and Kane counties. Training for both counties is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Charles Police Building Training Room, Door 4, 211 N. Riverside St., St Charles. The Fox Valley Court Watch Program monitors the judicial process in domestic violence courts in Kane and Kendall Counties Judicial Centers. Volunteers must be 18 years old, have an e-mail address, daily e-mail access, and commit to a minimum of one half-day session on a weekday per month for at least six months. To register for training, visit Fox Valley Court Watch hosts monthly meetings at the Batavia Public Library at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

CASA recruiting volunteer advocates

CASA Kane County, a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children, is holding special recruitment meetings for men interested in volunteering. Meetings are set for:
• 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St., Elgin.
• 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at McNally's Irish Pub, 109 W. Main St., St. Charles.
• 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora.
To RSVP, contact Deb McQuaid at or 630-444-3110. CASA volunteers must complete 40 hours of training before being sworn in by the Juvenile Court judge. All training is provided by CASA Kane Couty.

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