The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, are proud to announce the April 2017 Hometown Hero, U.S. Marines Private First Class, Benjamin Kuligoski of Round Lake Beach. His mother, Melissa Fletcher, of Round Lake Beach, registered him for this honor. Kuligoski is currently in Pensacola, Florida studying aeronautical mechanics.

With the generous support of this month’s sponsor Mano a Mano, Kuligoski’s “Hanging with the Heroes” care package will include some of his favorite snacks, a personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt, and letters from Round Lake Area Schools students. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club presented Kuligoski’s mother with a plaque on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. 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 five minutes by going to For more information, visit the website or you can contact the program chair Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.