Bloom Trail Navy JROTC helps Steger Music Fest
September 3, 2013 12:56PM
Bloom Trail High School Navy JROTC cadets Jessica Fleckinger (left) and Brailyn Tustison work on signs prior to the inaugural Steger Music Fest. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 16, 2013 6:06AM
The Bloom Trail High School unit of the Navy JROTC helped make the inaugural Steger Music Fest a success, officials said.
The 30 volunteers were on hand to help with various tasks from making signs and cleanup to admission and operating games for children.
The event took place at Veterans Park and featured a range of bands that played during the weekend.
The children had games including the inflatable slide and jumping room, Hula-Hoop and face painting.
The cadets were available to help with all the various activities.
Events like this are good for kids to learn how to work with kids and adults alike,” officials said.
The mission of the Navy JROTC program is to make students better citizens and give them a good foundation with which to live the rest of their lives.
The Bloom Trail unit in Chicago Heights has been active now for the past 11 years.
In addition to community service, the unit takes field trips to military installations and competes in events such as drill, orienteering and fitness.
They unit also provides color guards for ceremonies, parades and other events.