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Milestones: Maywood Senior Helps Raise $250 For Flint Water Effort | Mayor Completes Juvenile Justice Seminar

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George Robinson speaks during an April 19 village board meeting, where he was recognized by Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh, below left, for his efforts at raising more than $250 for the residents of Flint, Michigan. | Courtesy Larry Shapiro

George Robinson and Chief.pngSaturday, May 28, 2016 || By Michael Romain 

When Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh spoke to the Maywood Senior Club about the department’s February launch of a water drive for Flint residents, club member George Robinson rose to the occasion, quite literally.

“After the chief spoke, George Robinson stood up and said he wanted to help,” said Senior Club Director Larry Shapiro.

The next week, Shapiro recalled, Robinson delivered “a massive number of cases of water to the fire department.”

He didn’t stop there.

At the next club meeting, Robinson stood and asked the 80 seniors in attendance if they’d considered contributing.

“Suddenly hands holding bills raised up,” Shapiro said.

“I worked up a sweat collecting that money,” Robinson recalled at an April 19 board meeting, where Bronaugh presented him with a certificate of recognition.

“It was so inspiring to see how God can touch people’s heart,” Robinson said. “I would like for the word to go forth from Maywood to the people in Flint. This is truly a village that shows the love that only comes from God for their fellow man. This is the light that can make Maywood shine bright.”

Robinson and the seniors wound up raising more than $250 for the Flint effort.

Mayor Completes Juvenile Justice Seminar

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Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley during a May 11 board meeting, where Perkins was recognized for completing a Juvenile Justice 101 training seminar. 

At a board meeting earlier this month, Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley presented Mayor Edwenna Perkins with a certificate of completion after she took part in a program called Juvenile Justice 101 on May 10.

The program was hosted by the Maywood Police Department, in partnership with the West Suburban Gang Intelligence Group and other local law enforcement entities.

“We had 100 people attend the training,” said Talley at the May 11 meeting, adding that Perkins joined other participants who included police officers, judges and states attorneys.

The seminar was designed to offer awareness and instructions to government and law enforcement leaders on various juvenile-related laws, gangs and criminal screenings, among other areas. VFP

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