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Minooka man receives 'Heart of our Community Award'

Bill Phillips (far left), one of the many nominators, along with Deanne Conterio (far right), retail support manager at Heartland Bank, and Ashley Jurkas Minooka retail manager, present the 2019 Heart of our Community Award to Sergio Lopez at the Chamber Business After Hours held at Heartland Bank on Nov. 21. This award has been presented annually to outstanding members of the Minooka community who have been nominated by local residents.
Bill Phillips (far left), one of the many nominators, along with Deanne Conterio (far right), retail support manager at Heartland Bank, and Ashley Jurkas Minooka retail manager, present the 2019 Heart of our Community Award to Sergio Lopez at the Chamber Business After Hours held at Heartland Bank on Nov. 21. This award has been presented annually to outstanding members of the Minooka community who have been nominated by local residents.

Heartland Bank and Trust Company in Minooka presented its 2019 Heart of our Community award to Sergio Lopez at the November Chamber Business After Hours.

This award was established to recognize local Minooka residents who have stood out for volunteering with their time and talent to help others.

Lopez volunteers with the fire department and veterans. A veteran himself, he volunteers for every parade, is active with the American Legion and provides rides to local veterans to their doctor appointments.

He also helps raise money with the Associated Firefighters of Illinois to give vehicles to wounded veterans.

Lopez hosts fundraisers for veterans and has worked with a local restaurant to provide free breakfast to veterans once a month. He also helps with the Meals on Wheels program.

He brings awareness on social media to many causes and local businesses and encourages others to do the same.

Lopez received $100 Minooka Chamber Gift Certificate and a “Heart” award.

For more information, visit hbtbank.com.

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