By Bill Gantz
Staff Reporter

This past Saturday the first meeting of the Justice Centennial Committee was held. Word of the meeting was placed on sewer and waste bills mailed to residents. The date was further announced at the May 9 village board regular meeting. A group of a dozen citizens and elected officials gathered to pitch ideas meant to recognize the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Justice. Missing from the gathering were many individuals who had planned to attend but had scheduling conflicts.
Newly elected trustees, Sue Small and Rich Sparr, will chair the effort. Ideas were solicited from those in attendance as the centennial group offered and discussed a myriad of ideas for consideration.
Among those thoughts, the idea of a trolley, touring areas of interest was the most fanciful. Chairperson Small wrote down all of the group’s ideas as it took steps toward developing the celebration. Discussions lead to the largest obstacles to overcome, finances as well as public awareness and participation.
Two fund raising committees and a plan committee were formed. Committee members will be talking to neighbors as the whole group moves to build excitement village wide. Talk was made how the committee would work to get the word out with the use of many marketing strategies. Also noted was the short time frame available to lead celebrations up to the official October 17 anniversary day.
The next meeting of the Justice Centennial Committee will be on Monday, June 6 at 7:00pm in the Justice Village hall, 7800 Archer Avenue. All Justice residents will be sought to participate in the festivities.

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