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Mokena residents Virginia Backhus (left), Joan Fleckenstein (middle) and Carmen Smallwood were honored with personalized scrapbooks and more in a surprise celebration for their 50-year anniversaries with the Mokena Woman’s Club during the group’s Oct. 14 meeting. Photo submitted
Beth Krooswyk, Freelance Reporter
11:39 am CST November 7, 2019
Where were you back in the autumn of 1969? If you were Carmen Smallwood, Joan Fleckenstein or Virginia Backhus, then you were attending your first few meetings of the then recently formed Mokena Woman’s Club.