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Photos submitted Wilmette’s Carol Burger Stutz is the winner of The Beacon’s annual Father’s Day Photo Contest for this photo of her father, Carl Burger, with the family parakeet, Cleo, circa 1955.
Eric DeGrechie, Editor
5:00 am CDT June 12, 2019

A month ago, we began accepting entries for our annual Father’s Day Photo Contest. As usual, we received some great photos from Wilmette and Kenilworth residents. 

Unlike other years, a number of entrants sent us photos of their fathers from many years ago. Though some of the fathers have passed, their memories live on in these tribute photographs. 

As with any of these types of things, we could’ve chosen each and every one as a winner, but in the end, we had to make a difficult decision. We selected a photo submitted by Carol Burger Stutz, of Wilmette. The photo, taken circa 1955, is of Carol’s dad, Carl Burger, with the family parakeet, Cleo. Carol said she took the winning photo with her first camera, probably at the age of 11. 

For the winning entry, Stutz will receive four 8-ounce filets from Norshore Meats & Deli, 421 Ridge Road, Wilmette. We would like to thank Gail Ferrari and the whole crew at Norshore for the generous prize. We would also like to thank all of the readers that took the time to send in so many beautiful photographs. Happy Father’s Day!