Years ago I started attending the Pause with pack 319. Years later I was asked by Mr. Holtz to join the group and I was made vice president. I gladly accepted this position because I believe we have the opportunity to make the general public aware of what the military and our first responders do on a daily basis to protect us. I also believe in a strong sense of patriotism which can mean something different for everyone . But for me, patriotism means being able to honor those who are serving or who have served in the military and our first responders and show them the respect that they so deserve.
Mimi Barnes has been an active home loan lender in our area for over a decade with great experience in not only traditional home loans but FHA, VA and Rural Housing.
Prior to being a mortgage lender, Mimi was a realtor in the area and active with the Kankakee Association of Realtors. She served as President of the Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of Realtors in 2003; Treasurer of the Homebuilders Association of Kankakee in 2009; and was named the 2010 and 2016 KIFAR Affiliate of the Year. Mimi is also active in several community organizations.
This is my forth year helping out with the Pause for Patriotism. I am a Special Education teacher at Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School.
I joined the Pause because it is a great way to show support, give recognition, and to say "Thank You" to those who protect and serve/served our county.
Fire Fighters Challenge
I am a 15 year member of the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District.