CplDrewZimmermanThe Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor, Dianna’s Hair and Nail Salon, are proud to announce the June hometown hero, U.S. Army Corporal Dew Zimmerman. Zimmerman of Lake Villa is a Lakes Community High School 2009 graduate. He was registered for this honor by family friend, Michaela Hartzer also of Lake Villa.   
Zimmerman was just promoted to Corporal after earning the Expert Infantryman Badge. He is currently stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. He has served in the army for two years and some of the honors and medals he has received are;Combat Infantry Badge,
Air Assault Badge, Expert Marksmanship, Army Commendation  Medal, Army Achievement Medal and NATO Medal

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 of home and letters from Round Lake Area School District 116 students. Zimmerman’s package will also be filled with gum, granola bars, protein bars and snacks with the help of this months sponsor Dianna’s Hair and Nail Salon. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque to his family on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 a.m. at their annual installation breakfast at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center.
Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA from any of the Round Lake Areas, Hainesville, Fox Lake, Ingleside or surrounding areas 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
www.rlaexchange.org/hero, five minutes is all it takes. We look forward to announcing the July Hometown Hero. For more information visit the web site or you can contact Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.