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24 | February 16, 2017 | The frankfort station Life & Arts Brass band seeks music scholarship applicants Submitted by the Frankfort Brass Band The Frankfort Brass Band is seeking applications for music education scholarships from the Lincoln-Way area. Now in its second year, the band is offering five $200 scholarships for summer music camps for sixth graders through high school seniors, and four $500 scholarships for anyone going into or currently in college. The Frankfort Brass Band has roots in the 19th century and was restarted in 2005 RANCH TOWNHOME!!! • Flat Ranch!! • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms • Cathedral Ceilings • 2 Car Attached Garage • Huge Living room with Fireplace • Full Basement • Huge Kitchen with Tons of Oak Cabinets! • Sky Lights Call Gary Durish (815) 474-4447 OVER 29 YEARS EXPERIENCE! Attention Builders: Advertise with 22nd Century Media Reach 92,000+ Southwest Suburban homes. ® Contact Lora Healy after the Frankfort Area Historical Society sponsored its efforts. The group now has members from throughout Will County and performs at area festivals and community events. The scholarship is open to students who live within the boundaries of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 and Peotone School District 207-U but is not limited students who attend those schools. The deadline to apply is May 1. For an application or more information, email Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest draws hundreds of entries Frankfort children send love to veterans bill Jones, Managing Editor 708.326.9170 ext. 31 Winners of The Frankfort Station’s Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest included 3-yearold CJ Brenzek (right), 8-year-old Laurel Svehla (bottom) and 7-year-old Addison Mazur (left). Images submitted Given the opportunity once again this year, area children did not hesitate to show their love and appreciation for America’s armed forces. Publisher 22nd Century Media Southwest Chicago’s Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest for weeks asked area children to download a blank heart entry form and color it, with all of the entries to be sent through an area organization to active military personnel and veterans. When all was said and done Feb. 8, the seven newspapers across the branch collected a total of 557 entries. The Frankfort Station’s staff judged the entries across three age categories based on creativity and neatness. The three Frankfort children who rose to the top of the pile were C.J. Brenzek, Addison Mazur and Laurel Svehla. Each of the three winners will receive a certificate for a free Kids’ Meal at Culver’s Tinley Park, 18248 Sayre Ave. Life & Arts the frankfort station | February 16, 2017 | 25 Rossi known for kindness, charisma and caring spirit Meredith Dobes Freelance Reporter It is often those behind the scenes who do not receive the recognition or the awards for the vital work they contribute. Terri Rossi, a longtime athletic secretary in Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 and former First Lady of Frankfort, could be categorized as someone whose work was primarily done behind the scenes, but her caring, charismatic personality radiated out for the Lincoln-Way community to see. Today, her personality is what many remember her for. Rossi, 63, of Frankfort, died Feb. 4 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice House in Joliet. She leaves behind a legacy in both the high school district and the Frankfort communities. “We were so fortunate to have had Terri Rossi in our lives and in the Lincoln-Way East football family for over 15 years,” said Rob Zvonar, East football head coach. “Terri leaves a legacy of selflessness and kindness that will never be forgotten. She constantly put the needs of others before herself and did everything she could to help the coaches, student-athletes, parents, faculty and administration have a better experience at Lincoln-Way.” Rossi started her career at the school district as a financial secretary at East, transferred to the role of athletic secretary at Lincoln- Way Central and finished as the athletic secretary at East. She retired in 2015 and was an honorary captain of the East football team. Her colleagues remember her as a great friend who would always put others first and go out of her way to help. “She took care of everybody,” said Brian Papa, former East girls soccer head coach. “There was not a time I met her she wasn’t willing to help. If I didn’t know something, and she didn’t know it, she’d find it out for me. … She was an awesome person — a good, good person.” Terri Rossi, who was a honorary captain of the Lincoln-Way East football team after she retired from the district in 2015, flips the coin for one of the Griffins’ football games. Photo Submitted Rossi also had an impact on students’ lives at Lincoln-Way. She worked to organize and start the Lincoln-Way East bookstore, Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland said. “There’s hardly a student-athlete at East who didn’t know Terri Rossi over the last probably 10 years or so,” Holland said. “She was outgoing, friendly and well-liked. ... The memory of her that I will take away is the positive impact she had on the students and staff at Lincoln-Way East High School.” Holland said he remembered first meeting Rossi when she was involved in planning a Save the Water Tower Ball in the 1990s in Frankfort — an effort to maintain the historic water tower near the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce building. Rossi’s husband, Ray Rossi, was the mayor of Frankfort from 1993- 2005. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody say anything negative about Terri, and that speaks volumes about who she was,” Papa said. In addition to helping out when needed at East and demonstrating kindness to students and staff alike, Rossi kept things organized and paid attention to all of the little details that made things easier for everyone else, he added. Some of Papa’s favorite memories of Rossi are moments he would come to her with concerns or frustrations, and she would listen and tell him that everything would work out. “People just remember her,” he “Terri leaves a legacy of selflessness and kindness that will never be forgotten.” Rob Zvonar — Lincoln-Way East High School Football coach, on his memory of Terri Rossi said. “I know how I’ll remember her and the fond memories I have of how she helped me get through instances. It’s usually the people behind the scenes who don’t get the accolades, and she’s one of those people behind the scenes.” Zvonar added that Rossi made the athletic office at East a better place and made everyone who entered feel welcomed. “Terri had a genuine love, care and concern for those whom she was around,” he said. Rossi is survived by husband Raymond “Ray” Rossi; children Amanda (Michael) Marshall, Brandon (Kristin) Rossi, Carmen Rossi and Drake Rossi; siblings Sharon (Dave) Pavletich, Floyd (Patti) Wilson and Scott (Jane) Wilson; and grandchildren Brock Marshall, Chase Marshall, Gianna Marshall, Gage Marshall, Miabella Marshall, Madeline Rossi and Tyler Rossi.