The Highland Park Historical Society invites the community to step back in time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1, 2013, to observe the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Part of the annual Stupey Cabin picnic and fundraiser, this event will feature Civil War re-enactors at Laurel Park. The 10th Illinois Regiment will portray soldiers in a Union military camp in 1863. At 3 p.m. hear young actors read excerpts from letters written by Highland Park city clerk, John Finney, who wrote letters home to his Irish immigrant parents during the war.
One of the most valuable things young people can do for themselves is to take control of their finances. The “Be Money Smart” financial education guide, developed by The Allstate Foundation and Junior Achievement, is designed to help students understand money and its role in the economy. This guide is a coordinated effort with Money Smart Week 2013, a weeklong series of free classes from April 20 to April 27 and activities designed to help the public better manage their personal finances.
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