Highland News Leader

Trenton woman honored by Illinois Jaycees

Angie Wuebbels of Trenton was recently named by the Illinois Jaycees was an Outstanding Young People of Illinois honoree for 2016.

Wuebbels, 40, is a physical therapist, who designed and dedicated her time to build Hanna’s Playground, a $300,000 inclusive playground in Breese. The playground features soft surfaces for easy propelling of wheelchairs or other assistive devices, ramping systems, slides safe for Cochlear ear implants, swings with high backs for children with low muscle tone, and a sensory rich environment including musical elements and numerous panels to foster cognitive development.

The Outstanding Young People program annually recognizes young people throughout Illinois who excel in their chosen fields, endeavors and show a great commitment to their respective communities.

“The Illinois Jaycees is proud to honor young people who dedicate themselves to better their communities in many different ways,” said Richard Lewis, 85th president of the Illinois Jaycees.

The Illinois Jaycees will honor Wuebbels and others award winenrs on Saturday, May 14 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre. The program will include a video highlighting the honoree’s accomplishment, plaque presentation and opportunity for each honoree to address the audience. Banquet tickets are available for purchase.

“The event is generously supported by friends and employers of our award winners, local Jaycee organizations, Illinois businesses and the Illinois Jaycees Charitable Foundation,” said Joanne Rinaldo, event co-chair. “Thanks to Coyote Logistics for being the event’s gold sponsor.” Others can support the event by purchasing a congratulatory ad in the program booklet given to each banquet attendee. More information can be found at www.iljaycees.org/toyp.