If you’ve seen the posters up around town, then you know that the Village of
Libertyville and Libertyville Mainstreet are supporting May as National Historic Preservation Month, and the Brainerd Building is part of the celebration. This is fitting, as Brainerd, which is on the national list of historic buildings, represents the past, the present, and the future. It is part of Libertyville’s past as the first high school in Central Lake County, serving students and the community from 1917 to 1990. It is part of the present as a representative of the commitment the residents of Libertyville still have to being a real community. And it’s part of the future as a dream of a place where residents can come to participate as a whole, to partake of the arts and athletics,and to grow, individually and as a single unit.
Won’t you take part in this trifecta of community dreams? We will be holding a
cleanup at the building (416 W. Park Avenue) this Saturday, May 12, from 9-12, and welcome anyone who wants to be part of the future of Libertyville. Another cleanup will be held on May 26. Come even if you can only give an hour. Go in the Jackson Gym door on Park Street. For more information, call 847 722-8517.