The 13th Annual “Food, Wine & Brew Festival”
In Association with the Mokena Community Park District
took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Joan and Del Yunker have been a HUGE part of putting the Food and Wine Festival together for the last 12 years. Mr. & Mrs. Yunker were always a large part of recruiting the restaurant vendors year after year. They have also served the food for vendors at the event, ran the hoses under the street for water at Yunker Farm, and helped set-up and tear-down the fest among about 100 other things.
You could always find Del selling the raffle tickets for the annual “wheelbarrow raffle” at the front entrance of the Fest. That is why after Del passed away in 2013, the raffle was re-named The Del Yunker Memorial Raffle. New this year, part of the proceeds from the raffle will be used to present a scholarship to a high school senior in Del’s name next spring.
Joan Yunker has decided this year was the last festival she would volunteer and co-chair, as she is looking forward to spending more time road-tripping in her camper taking the fishing trips she loves so much. The Mokena Chamber of Commerce Food, Wine and Brew Festival would like to thank the Yunker’s for their unwavering dedication year after year to making this wonderful community event a success for so many years.
Happy Motoring Joan!