US_Marine_Sgt_Calvin_TorresThe Round Lake Area Exchange Club and Consumers Credit Union are proud to announce the October hometown hero, U.S. Marine Sergeant Calvin Torres of Round Lake Beach. Torres was was registered for this honor by his mother, Leslie Lauritzen also of Round Lake Beach. 

Torres is 2006 graduate from Round Lake Senior High School where he played football all four years. He has also tried out for the Marines football team and is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. He has earned several accommodations including National Defense and Global War on Terrorism medals.
Hometown Hero Project Chair, Sherry Ridge shared “This family is no stranger to the Hometown Hero Program, their daughter Marine Lance Corporal Cassondra Leo received the honor this summer.” All heroes receive a “Hanging with the Heroes” care package delivered with a personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt (donated by Artrageous of Hainesville), a piece home and letters from Round Lake Area School District 116 students. With the support of this months sponsor Consumers Credit Union, Torres’ care package will also include chips, snacks, crackers and iTunes. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque to him and his family on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach.
Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA from any of the Round Lake Areas, Hainesville, Fox Lake or Ingleside qualify for the program. If you have a neighbor, family member, friend, employee, employer, etc. serving in the military please register them by going to, five minutes is all it takes. We look forward to announcing the November Hometown Hero. For more information visit the web site or you can contact Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.