For the Good of Illinois Banquet

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Published on June 12 2014 9:48 pm
Last Updated on June 13 2014 6:50 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The 3rd Annual For the Good of Illinois Banquet drew about 300 supporters to the Effingham VFW Post Home Thursday night.

For the Good of Illinois is an organization working to bring to light the spending by elected and appointed officials and governmental bodies. Most recently, For the Good has been working to shed light on the operation of the Veterans Administration, which has been criticized for a lack of proper care and attention to some of the nation's veterans.

(ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI ADDRESSES THURSDAY NIGHT'S GATHERING)

Adam Andrzejewski is the CEO of For the Good. He was just getting the organization established when he traveled to Effingham to meet with local businessman George Mette, who worked to introduce the former gubernatorial candidate to others in the Effingham community.

(GEORGE METTE DISPLAYS THE PROCLAMATION MARKING HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY AND EFFINGHAM BUILDERS SUPPLY'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY. ST. REP. BRAD HALBROOK SPONSORED THE PROCLAMATION ON METTE'S BEHALF)

Mette, who heads Effingham Builders Supply, was recognized at Thursday's event for the 75th anniversary of Builders Supply in what is his 90th birthday year. A proclamation approved by the Illinois General Assembly was presented to Mette along with a birthday cake.

Andrzejewski also recognized many of those in attendance who have worked as volunteers for For the Good.