Amboy’s Teen Turf program recognized

Eileen Piper, founder of Teen Turf, thanks her volunteers for their hard work and congratulates them for being recognized for the Governors Hometown Award.

The city of Amboy and Teen Turf were awarded Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 by the state of Illinois with a Governor’s Hometown Award. Teen Turf, an after-school tutoring program, was recognized in the Youth Development in Education category in their population. The Governor’s Hometown Award gives formal recognition to those municipalities that contributed to projects that improved their community’s quality of life.

Alex Paschal

Alex T. Paschal

Photojournalist for Sauk Valley Media