Last month, a display in the Naperville Municipal Center lobby featured original paintings by Troy Biegun and Charles Smith. Works by the two artists from Little Friends Inklude Studio competed among 15 entries for prize money and a chance, under leadership of Nikki Bozzano, to be on the cover of the printed programs for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Ceremonial Groundbreaking held Sept. 26 in Veterans Park.

During a brief ceremony on Oct. 28, MAYOR STEVE CHIRICO expressed appreciation and congratulations to the artists for their creative contributions. Also in attendance were family and Little Friends’ associates* as well as members of the Gold Star Families Memorial Committee and Century Walk Corp. Pictured with Mayor Chirico from left are JASON ALTENBERN*, SANGEETA PANDE, RON BIEGUN, DEE BIEGUN, artist TROY BIEGUN, NICOLE FOX*, NIKKI BOZZANO*, artist CHARLES SMITH, KAREN THOMPSON, BRAND BOBOSKY, PAT LOY*, and MARTY WALKER.

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