Honoring Our Littlest Heroes- Month of the Military Child

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Children from military families encounter a different set of challenges growing up.  Saying goodbye to a parent for months at a time during a deployment is one of their greatest battles.  Imagine moving on average six to nine times before graduating high school and having to say goodbye to childhood friends only after knowing them for a short while.  It is without a doubt when a serviceman or woman (and sometimes both in one family) sign-up to serve and protect our country, the entire family is making sacrifices for mom or dad’s career.  Currently, there are more than 1.2 million military children from all branches of service worldwide.  To honor these brave children and their sacrifices, inspiration, and contributions, April was declared the month of the military child and our own Lake County will be doing just that.  Below is a list of area businesses that offer ongoing discounts or special promotions during April.

Culvers (Libertyville location) – 10% off entire check when military ID is presented.  (Ongoing discount)

Pizzeria Uno (Gurnee) – 10% off for children the entire month of April when military ID is presented.  (Ongoing for active duty member)  *FYI all kids eat free on Tuesday evenings.*

Lamb’s Farm (Libertyville) – During the entire month of April, 25% off at the Farmyard for all of the activities.  Military ID is needed at check-out.

Make a Messterpiece! – Military discount is ongoing; $13.50 (regular price $15) for the Messy package and $20 (regular price $22) for the Messiest option.  Annual membership is $146 (regular price $160). {Editor’s note: Make a Messterpiece is currently closed}

Kohl’s Children’s Museum– Buy one admission get one admission free.  (Ongoing)

Chicago Botanic Gardens– Free parking with military ID.  (Ongoing)

Artist at Heart– We would love to offer them 20% off all Open Studio art for the kids thru 4/30.  Military ID required.

The Highland Park Public Library is also honoring Military Families with a special storytime: Purple Up! For Military Families . Tuesday, April 15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. the Highland Park Public Library in association with Illinois Joining Forces will be hosting a special purple storytime. Everyone is invited to wear purple to honor Military kids and enjoy stories read by local military service members. Contact the library at (847) 432-0216 for more information.

 

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About MiaLynn 7 Articles
MiaLynn is married to an active duty military man new tot he MidWest. A former preschooler teacher she now stays home with her son and is expecting a second this summer. She is active volunteer in the military community and a part-time preschool teacher.

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