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The Chessmen Club of the North Shore’s 56th Annual Community Service Recognition and Benefit Gala will honor longtime resident and volunteer Mary Wilkerson.

This historic event honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to improving the community. Funds raised go to support the charitable mission of the Chessmen Club: serving the youth and elderly in the community.

This year the Gala will take place on March 22 at the Highland Park Country Club.

Members of the community are invited to attend the gala. Tickets can be purchased on the Club’s website, www.chessenclub.com, at the door or from members. Donations to support the Club’s mission are greatly appreciated and are also accepted online or can be given directly to members.