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Restaurants are smoke free for Father's Day

BUREAU COUNTY -- Eating out for Father's Day this year could be a healthier experience for everyone involved. The Putnam/Bureau County Smoke-Free Restaurant Challenge Committee has worked to make this Father's Day weekend, June 17-19, a smoke-free experience in all area restaurants. An estimated 53,000 people die each year in the United States from secondhand smoke with non-smokers consuming the equivalent of four cigarettes in two hours. Area restaurants agreeing to be smoke-free for the weekend include: DePue -- Giant's Den. Ladd -- Ladd Moose Lodge, Rip's Tavern and Scrub's Pub. Princeton -- Crown Lanes, Super Wok Buffet, Austin Parker Naturals, Beetz Me, Burger King, Casey's, Country Comfort Home, Culver's, Eco Expresso Caf/, Fast Stop, Galleria, Greenfield Home, Johnny Ray's BB Ribs, Chicken and More, Light Post Restaurant, Maria's Pizza, McDonald's, Monical's Pizza, Oriental Gardens, Perry Memorial Hospital Park Avenue Caf/, Phoenix Inn, Pizza Hut, Stagecoach Spaghetti Express, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Wal-Mart Radio Grill and Wyaton Golf Course. Sheffield -- Chestnut Street Inn, Casey's and Hidden Lake Country Club. Tiskilwa -- Indian Valley Inn, Belluccio's and Casey's. Hennepin -- Ray's Place and Country Stop. LaMoille -- Fast Stop. Neponset -- Fast Stop. Ohio -- Ohio Filling Station. Spring Valley -- Hardee's, Jimmy John's, Las Palmas, Pizza Hut, Spring Valley Nursing Home and St. Margaret's Hospital Food Service. Walnut -- Our Home and Yours. Wyanet -- Coffee Depot. Working on the committee are representatives of the American Cancer Society, the Bureau/Putnam County Health Departments, St. Margaret's Hospital, Perry Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kurt Crowe and Dr. Damian Grivetti. Other committee members are Connie Doran, Debbie Feeney, Darcia Ferrari, Sue Gorman, Marcia Hartwig, Kirsten Herman, Heather Higgins, Terry Judd, Doria Martuzzo, Ellen Parks and Nancy Sims.

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