The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor Nicasa, are proud to announce the November Hometown Hero, U.S. Specialist Michael Garza of Hainesville. His parents, Terie and Sam Garza, of Hainesville, registered him for this honor. Garza is a graduate of the College of Lake County (2015) and Grayslake Central High School (2011). Garza currently serves in Kuwait and works in Motor Transportation by running a material handling yard for the missions in Mosul.

With the generous support of this month’s sponsor Nicasa, Garza’s “Hanging with the Heroes” care package will include some of his favorite snacks and body wash, a personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt, and letters from Round Lake Area Schools students. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present Garza’s parents with a plaque on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the RLAS-116 Administrative Service Center, located at 884 W Nippersink Rd, Round Lake, Illinois.

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club needs your help in getting our local heroes signed up! 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. You can register your loved ones in less than fine minutes by going to For more information visit the website or you can contact the program chair Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.