August 09, 2022
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Heartland Bank in Minooka names recipient of Heart of our Community Award

Heartland Bank and Trust Co. in Minooka at a private presentation presented its 2020 Heart of Our Community award to John Kapala.

The Heart of Our Community award was presented by Ashley Jurkas, retail manager for Heartland Bank.

The award was established to recognize local Minooka residents who have stood out for volunteering their time and talent to help others. The award also seeks to celebrate residents who have done something extraordinary, touched someone by lending a helping hand or going above and beyond.

Kapala exemplifies the giving spirit. From volunteering at the Village Christian Church welcome center, food drives and night to ship; working with the Lions Club; and delivering Thanksgiving meals to families, he does it all with a smile on his face. He truly loves his community and volunteers without seeking recognition.

Kapala received a $100 Minooka Chamber gift certificate, a “Heart” award and a personal interview with radio station WCSJ.

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