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12 | April 12, 2018 | The frankfort station community frankfortstation.com Sink’s shots Butch Lulu’s Locker Rescue Butch is a 4-year-old male Maine coon mix. He is a friendly, outgoing cat who enjoys spending time with people and typically comes up to them and meows until they give him attention. He spends his days looking for people to hang out with, and he is comfortable with the 18-month-child in his foster home. He would likely do best in a home with other cats who wouldn’t be disappointed if he doesn’t want to interact with them. He is FIV positive. For more information, visit https:// luluslockerrescue.org/butch/. Want to see your pet featured as The Frankfort Station’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor Nuria Mathog at nuria@ frankfortstation.com or 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3, Suite SW, Orland Park, IL 60467. Frankfort resident Dale Sink took this shot of a dove and a cardinal that shared the tree outside his family room window after a recent snowstorm. Dale Sink is a Frankfort resident who enjoys photography and regularly submits photos to The Station. NOW OPEN! HELLO, FRANKFORT! You know that real estate company? The #1 real estate company inChicago? The one with the top producing agents, the great communication, the local ownership and the knock-your-socks-off marketing? WELL, WE’RE HERE. CALL OR TEXT IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT BUYING OR SELLING Stefanie Campbell FRANKFORT REAL ESTATEEXPERT 815.997.0177 stefanie@atproperties.com *Source: MRED, LLC, #1ranking based on MARKET SHARE for overall closed volume, city ofChicago, 1/1/17-12/31/17

frankfortstation.com news the frankfort station | April 12, 2018 | 13 Frankfort dance troupes participate in competitions Submitted by Frankfort Park District The 2018 Frankfort On the Pointe and 2 the Pointe dance troupes competed this year at two dance competitions: the Legacy Dance Championship held at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill. on March 10 and the Bravo Dance Competition held at Governors State University in University Park, Ill. on March 17. The 2 the Pointe Group earned fifth and sixth place overall at the Legacy Dance Championship. At the Bravo Dance Competition, the group won a Judges Award for a ballet dance called “May the Force Be with You.” There are only three of these awards given out at the competition. The On the Pointe Dance Troupe won first, second, and third places at Legacy Dance Championships with dances called “Backwards,” “Wild Hearts,” and “Light of Seven.” They also won first, second, third and fourth places at Bravo Dance Competition with all of these dances, as well as one dance they have performed in the past called “Ex’s and Oh’s.” The Frankfort Park District would like to express their congratulations to all the girls on these accomplishments and are happy that all of their hard work has paid off. The district would like to give a big thank you to instructor and coach Jen Ward for all of her hard work and dedication. Residents interested in the dance competition groups can take summer classes to help prepare for the 2018- 2019 season. Benevolent babies give to children fighting cancer Submitted by Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation The family and friends of Max are giving to children and teens fighting cancer. The family of 1-year-old Max Gnade of Frankfort decided to ask friends to bring toys and gift card donations to their family party. When the party was over, Max accumulated toys and $175 to donate to The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. “My brother was a recipient of the Treasure Chest and the Treasure Chest Foundation is near and dear to my family,” Mom Tina Gnade said. “My brother has been in remission for 12 years now.” POTCF Founder and CEO Colleen Kisel said, “We feel so blessed to have the support of the Gnade family and all of their friends. Today the Gnade family has given back to the Treasure Chest Foundation, and for that we are extremely grateful.” The POTCF is a unique organization whose services impact more than 13,000 young cancer patients enduring 20,000 clinic visits each month in 19 states across the nation. Nowhere else in the nation does such a program exist. Colleen Kisel founded the organization in 1996 after her then seven-yearold son Martin had been diagnosed with leukemia in 1993. Ms. Kisel discovered that giving her son a toy after each procedure provided a calming distraction from his pain, noting that when children are diagnosed with cancer their world soon becomes filled with doctors, nurses, chemotherapy drugs, surgeries and seemingly endless painful procedures. Martin celebrated his 25th anniversary of remission Both the 2018 Frankfort On the Pointe and 2 the Pointe dance troupes placed highly at the Legacy Dance Championship held at Oswego East High School in Oswego on March 10. (left to right) Three-year-old Bennett, 1-year-old Max and 4-year-old Lily Gnade display the donated toys at the Treasure Chest Foundation’s Orland Park warehouse. Their donation of toys will help comfort young cancer patients nationwide. Photo submitted from the disease in March. For further information about the Treasure Chest Foundation, please contact Colleen Kisel at 708-687- 8697 or visit the Foundation’s web site at www.treasurechest.org. Dancers compete at the Bravo Dance Competition held at Governors State University in University Park on March 17. Photos submitted RITA STARKEY WHY YOU NEED A REAL ESTATE PRO Thinking of selling your house or buying a new home on your own? You should seriously consider teaming up with a Real Estate Pro. An experienced real estate agent knows the ropes, is familiar with your area, the real estate market and has access to a vast amount of resources that can help you sell your house in a timely manner and at a good price. He/she can help you find your dream home if you’re buying and can also recommend lenders and qualified attorneys. Your agent knows how to negotiate, and is familiar with the experience and knowledge, they bring much more profitable business than you could find on the Internet. We’ll be covering numerous real estate topics in this column in the future months. Rita Starkey is your Real Estate Pro. She’s been serving real estate in the south and southwest suburbs for over 30 years. You can reach her at 708-606-9064 for your professional results. PAID ADVERTISING