For the 18th consecutive year, the REALTOR® Association of Northwestern Illinois (RANWIL) raised enough money to purchase coats, hats, boots, snow pants and blankets for a dozen elementary school students in Freeport in December. The total raised was $1,400.

Two students from each of the six elementary schools in Freeport received their gifts at a party last week at the RANWIL office in Freeport. REALTORS® Jule Brooks, Cherie Frisbe, Tony Howard joined Association Executive Pam Borowski hosted the event.

RANWIL officers are: President Lisa Radke (Choice Realty in Rock City), President-elect Sue Altensey (Keller Williams Realty Signature in Freeport), Treasurer-secretary Julie Wenzel (RE/MAX Town Lake and Country in Freeport), Secretary Ann Haag (Key Realty in Forreston) and Immediate Past President Angela Stodden. Pamela Borowski is the Association Executive.

(This is the 11th in a series of blog posts about local associations giving back to their communities during the holiday season. See the previous stories about the: Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, Heartland REALTOR® Organization, Logan County Board of REALTORS®, Illinois REALTORS® staff in Springfield, Egyptian Board of REALTORS®, Belvidere Board of REALTORS®, Champaign County Association of REALTORS®, a second story about the Heartland REALTOR® Organization, Illini Valley REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois.)