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26 | January 25, 2018 | The tinley junction Tinley Park Life & Arts the tinley junction | January 25, 2018 | 27 TPHS students get lesson in Haitian culture SUBMITTED BY TINLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL Tinley Park High School celebrates the diversity of the students and staff through the Seekers Diversity Club organized by Mrs. Selime Baftiri- Ballazhi. On Jan. 17, the culture of Haiti was spotlight at their monthly meeting. Sophomore Rose Carmelle Maxime shared her story of immigration into the United States with the members of the club. She described the hardships that she endured while living in Haiti, especially after the earthquake of 2010. Students were fascinated with her story and said that it inspired them to not take their lives for granted. In February, the Diversity Club will focus on Black History Month. RIGHT: TPHS’ Seekers Diversity Club met on Jan. 17 with sophomore Rose Carmelle Maxime discussing Haitian culture. PHOTO SUBMITTED TPHS’ Fishing and Outdoor Show celebrates 25 years next month SUBMITTED BY TINLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL Twenty-five years ago no one thought it was possible to have a successful outdoor show in a high school. This year the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show will be celebrating its 25th year on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11. Asked how this show was able to become the longest running show in the Chicagoland area, Rich Komar the show manager for all of the 25 years says, “Keep your exhibitors happy and they will do the rest for you.” This is an affordable show where Mom, Dad, and the kids can get in the door at a great price. Admission to the show is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children 7 to 13; little anglers age 6 and under are free. Held each year at the Tinley Park High School, this show offers over 180,000 square space of exhibitor space and has ample free parking. Exhibitors from several Attendees gather at a vendor booth during the 2017 Tinley Park High School Fishing and Outdoors Show. PHOTO SUBMITTED states come to this show to sell just about everything made for fishing and outdoor fun. There are vacation resorts represented from Canada to Kentucky, and charterfishing trips can be booked for the Great Lakes in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Fishing clubs will be at the show and numerous guide services will offer fishing trips for Crappie, Bass, Walleye and Muskie. In addition to the great exhibitors, there will be fishing seminars and demonstrations. This year anglers can sit in on seminars for catfish, bass, and musky. New on the stage will be Takedown Eventures with their exciting bow-shooting, hatchet throwing events. Once again this year there will be a Silent Auction where you will be able to bid on a trip of a lifetime, a custom made rod, along with many other great items that will be up for bid all weekend long. The Tinley Park Athletic Booster Club puts together what is now known as one of the largest and longest running outdoor show in the greater Chicagoland area. The Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show supports all of the student athletes at the Tinley Park High School. With a show that draws literally thousands of visitors, the big shows are taking notice. Adding to the show’s success is the support given from sponsors like Plano, Cableas, Bettenhausen Motor Sales, Chauncey’s Great Outdoors, Lowrance Electronics, Country Insurance, and IHT Wealth Management. The hard work and dedication from the parents and the students is what pulls this show together; their selfless efforts bring exhibitors and visitors back year after year. The show is held at Tinley Park High School, 6111 W. 175th St., just east of Ridgeland, in Tinley Park, Illinois. To see a map with directions to the show, a list of exhibitors, the seminar schedule and more, visit the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoors Show web site at www.tinleyparkfishingshow. com. For more information contact Rich Komar at tin leyparkfishingshow@yahoo. com or708-444-0921 Vote & Win a vacation for 2 to Cancun! Jan. 18- feb. 12 Choose your favorite local businesses in Beauty, Dining, Education, Fitness & Recreation, Health, Pets, Services, Shopping and Vehicles. Complete at least 50 categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize — one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at starting Jan. 18.